Mineral planning applications, appeals, court cases and ombudsman reports


Mineral processing site approved for controversial ROMP quarry

Oxfordshire County Council has approved an application for the use of an existing plant site to process sand and gravel from a 38-hectare review of mineral...

3.75 million tonne quarry extension approved

Norfolk County Council has approved plans by Tarmac to extend Stanninghall quarry and extend the working life of the site by 17 years.

Aggregate recycling facility refused at former quarry

Norfolk County Council has refused a proposal for an inert waste recycling facility at a restored quarry, near King's Lynn.

Building stone

Quarry proposal refused contrary to recommendation

Somerset County Council has refused to allow a proposal to reopen an historic Blue Lias limestone quarry in south Somerset.

Building stone quarry approved in south-west England

Somerset County Council has approved an application for the extraction of 21,000 tonnes of building stone at an historic quarry near Yeovil.

Quarry extension approved due to need

A proposal to extend the life area of an existing stone quarry on a Scottish Island was supported on appeal due to an identified need for the stone.

Energy minerals

Calls for inquest into Welsh mining disaster

The relatives of miners who died in the 2011 Gleision mine disaster in south Wales have called for an inquest into the tragedy 10 years on.

Energy storage facility approved near Perth

Perth and Kinross Council has approved a proposal for a 49.9MW energy storage facility at a former equestrian centre near Perth.

Pit wheel returned to original location

Sunderland City Council has approved an application to relocate a pit wheel from a site in Washington to its original location at the former Silksworth...

Industrial minerals

Extended hours approved for silica sand processing due to demand

Planning officers at Nottinghamshire County Council have recommended approval of a proposal to vary hours of operation and lighting to enable 24-hour mineral...

Industrial sand extraction approved in Nofolk

A proposal to extract industrial sand from a site near King's Lynn has been approved by Norfolk County Council.

Living with Minerals: how progress is being made towards the industry's strategy

In July the CBI ran an online conference to keep industry abreast of its UK Minerals Strategy. Ruth Amundson reports on the key themes discussed, progress...