Mineral planning applications, appeals, court cases and ombudsman reports


Mixed-use farm holding cannot benefit from agricultural permitted development rights

An inspector has determined that land in a mixed-agricultural and equine use could not benefit from agricultural permitted development rights to import...

Time extension granted for quarry restoration by infilling

More time has been allowed for a former quarry near Airdrie, Lanarkshire, to import inert waste as part of restoration works.

Extension to south Wales marine sand storage and distribution yard approved

Carmarthenshire Council has approved plans to extend a site near Llanelli used for the landing, storage, bagging and distribution of marine-dredged sand.

Building stone

Building stone quarry approved in south-west England

Somerset County Council has approved plans to open a new building stone quarry at a site near Yeovil.

Breedon Southern gain permission for quarry extension

Gloucestershire County Council has approved an extension to Naunton quarry for Breedon Aggregates to extract an additional 5.8 million tonnes of limestone...

Major quarry extension approved within national park

Dartmoor National Park Authority has resolved to approve a revised proposal for the extension of Yennadon quarry.

Energy minerals

Coal mine methane exploration and appraisal aproved at Yorkshire colliery

North Yorkshire County Council has approved the drilling of a borehole into coal seams associated with the former Kellingley colliery to assess the potential...

Biodiversity enhancement area at power station refused

An application for a biodiversity enhancement area associated with a power station development project was refused at a meeting of North Lincolnshire Council's...

Battery storage facility approved in Scotland

The Highland Council has approved an application for a battery energy storage system capable of storing up to 49.9 megawatts of electricity at a site in...

Industrial minerals

Gypsum recovery facility approved in north-east England

Durham County Council's planning committee has voted in favour of a proposal to retain a plasterboard recycling business and recovery of gypsum in buildings...

Tarmac launches 50% recycled content packaging for cement

Tarmac has increased the level of recycled content in its cement product packaging to 50% in what it claims is a UK first for the sector.

Consolidation of old permissions for chalk extraction granted in national park

The South Downs National Park Authority has resolved to approve plans to consolidate two permissions for chalk extraction and recycling operations at a...