Mineral planning applications, appeals, court cases and ombudsman reports


Proposal to relocate quarry bund approved

An application to relocate a bund around a quarry due to ground stability issues has been approved by Caerphilly County Borough Council after the application...

Time extension granted for Scottish quarry after economic downturn

The Cairngorms National Park authority has agreed to extend the duration of quarrying at Broomhill quarry, near Aviemore for ten years to extract 120,000...

Borrow pit approved for road upgrade

Perth and Kinross Council has approved a proposal for a borrow pit to serve the A9 trunk road dualling project in south-east Scotland.

Building stone

Slate waste tip recovery scheme refused on appeal

An appeal against Gwynedd County Council's refusal to give permission to extract material for use as walling stone, fill and aggregate has been dismissed...

New conditions determined for Yorkshire building stone quarry

Calderdale Council has approved a set of new conditions for a building stone quarry near Halifax.

Small-scale building stone quarry to continue until 2033

Calderdale Council has allowed a building stone quarry in the green belt to continue for an extra 15 years and has approved a change of use of an extension...

Energy minerals

Open season for open houses

The UK's foremost geological group is to open its doors to the public this week to show how robotic and smartphone technology are shaping workplaces such...

Second horizontal shale well approved

The government last week gave hydraulic fracturing consent to Cuadrilla for its second horizontal shale exploration well at its Preston New Road site in...

First coal leaves new mine

The first coal from a new mine has been unearthed and sent on its way to industrial clients across the UK.

Industrial minerals

Camborne invests in equipment

Camborne School of Mines has bought new equipment to help it attract a new generation of young people to become minerals process engineers.

Quarry enjoys volume boom

A quarry owner has seen a huge jump in sales of limestone after firing up new machinery and is looking to edge into new markets.

Quarrier searches for CEO

A big-name quarrying company in the south east of England is looking to recruit a new head when its existing chief executive stands down after 13 years.