Mineral planning applications, appeals, court cases and ombudsman reports


Secondary aggregate recovery facility allowed at Kent dock site

Kent County Council has approved an application for an incinerator bottom ash recycling facility on industrial land at Sittingbourne.

Yorkshire council approves housing at quarry site

Calderdale Council has resolved to approve a hybrid application for engineering works to recover a former quarry and to develop up to 75 houses on the...

Time extension agreed for legal agreement

More time has been allowed for the completion of legal agreements to secure lorry routeing restrictions at an Essex quarry where extraction of sand and...

Building stone

Building stone quarry extension approved in Yorkshire

An extension to Gatherley Moor quarry in North Yorkshire has been approved, enabling the extraction of 50,000 tonnes of block sandstone over a 20-year...

Extension to south-west building stone quarry approved

A proposal for a 2.9-hectare extension to a building stone quarry, near Taunton, has been approved by Somerset County Council.

New conditions determined for old ironstone quarry

New updated conditions have been determined by Lincolnshire County Council for an old mineral site where ironstone extraction was approved in 1961 by the...

Energy minerals

Cumbria coal mine plans set for final sign-off

West Cumbria Mining has said it is "delighted" that the government has "agreed" with Cumbria County Council's decision to approve its planning application...

Controversial well site refused after fresh consideration

Surrey County Council has reaffirmed a decision to refuse permission for an exploratory borehole for hydrocarbon testing, contrary to the planning officer's...

Continuation of imported ILW storage agreed at Essex power station site

A proposal to extend the duration of a permission to import and temporarily store intermediate level waste (ILW) at the former Bradwell power station site...

Industrial minerals

Cemex boosts packed cement capacity at Rugby site

Cemex has invested more than £5m into two new plastic packing lines for packed cement at its Rugby cement plant.

Alba identifies new vein system at Welsh gold mine

Alba Mineral Resources has completed the surface drilling of three holes at its Clogau-St David’s gold mine in north Wales, hitting what it has called...

Major jobs boost for Woodsmith mine project

More jobs are to be created as Anglo American’s Woodsmith polyhalite mine project progresses “ahead of expectations”, the company has said.