Mineral planning applications, appeals, court cases and ombudsman reports


Sand extraction refused due to traffic impacts

Oxfordshire County Council has refused an application for the extraction of 2.5 million tonnes of sand, gravel and clay because of the effect of the proposal...

New sand and gravel reserves approved in south Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire County Council has approved a proposal to extract 2.5 million tonnes of sand and gravel from 34 hectares of agricultural land in the Thames...

Out of hours lorry movements approved on permanent basis after trial period

A proposal to allow out of hours vehicle movements associated with the importation of waste materials arising from road maintenance projects at Ham Hill...

Building stone

More time allowed for minerals extraction at Thrislington quarry

Durham County Council has approved an application to extend the timescale for extracting the remaining 5.4 million tonnes of magnesian limestone reserves...

Revised proposal for building stone quarry extension on Dartmoor approved

Permission has been granted for an extension to a building stone quarry in the Dartmoor national park to increase the extraction area by 0.53 hectares.

Went Edge quarry extension approved

A proposal involving an eight hectare extension to Went Edge quarry, Selby to extract 4.4 million tonnes of limestone has been approved by North Yorkshire...

Energy minerals

Planners trigger Cuadrilla controversy

County council planners have driven a wedge between locals and an energy company after approving plans for the exploration of gas.

UK criticises gas delivery

Onshore oil and gas industry leaders have criticised ministers for allowing the UK's first delivery of liquefied natural gas (LNG), recently shipped from...

Mothballed mine gets an airing

A mining company is looking to send new recruits and diggers to extract 500,000 tonnes of coal from a surface pit.

Industrial minerals

GRS Group buys S Walsh

GRS Group has taken over a big-name company in London that serves the construction, quarrying and waste sectors.

Industry signposts truck safety

Two of the construction sector's biggest names are redoubling efforts to improve truck safety following a year of headlines about bad driving.

Tarmac tops league table

A new year's league table of heavy buildings materials has found Tarmac to be the largest company in two major product sectors.