Mineral planning applications, appeals, court cases and ombudsman reports


Breedon withdraws quarry extension plan amidst AONB concerns

Breedon Southern has withdrawn applications to extend Wangford quarry in Suffolk and to retain a haul road and plant area for an extra 10.5 years.

Construction waste transfer station refused at former mine site

North Yorkshire County Council has refused an application to change of use of a site within the former Stillingfleet mine to a construction and demolition...

Shropshire quarry extension refused

A proposal to extract 936,000 tonnes of sand and gravel from continuation of and an extension to Gonsall quarry, near Shrewsbury, has been refused by Shropshire...

Building stone

Major quarry extension approved within national park

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

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.

Energy minerals

Scottish council considers PAN for energy storage facility

Perth and Kinross Council has received a report informing the council of a forthcoming application for an energy storage facility.

Public access drives changes to coal mine restoration

An application by the National Forest Company to vary the restoration scheme for the former Minorca surface mine to allow public access woodland has been...

Restoration completed at former Ayrshire opencast coal site

East Ayrshire Council has been advised that the restoration contract at Dalfad opencast coal mine, near Cronberry has concluded.

Industrial minerals

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...

Alba upbeat as gold drill results bear fruit

Alba Mineral Resources has announced a further update to its Clogau-St David’s gold project surface drilling campaign, identifying a new vein system at...