Mineral planning applications, appeals, court cases and ombudsman reports


Extension to timescale for eastern extension of Breedon Quarry granted

Leicestershire County Council has allowed more time for the completion of an eastern extension to Breedon Quarry, originally approved in 2003 and has determined...

More time allowed for restoration of quarry in north-west England

An application to extend the time for restoration of Dixon Hill Quarry, near Carlisle until 2027 has been agreed by Cumbria County Council.

Extended operation of asphalt plant allowed at Essex quarry

A proposal to increase the permitted number of week nights and weekends when a coated roadstone plant at Hanson's Bulls Lodge Quarry, Chelmsford was permitted...

Building stone

Crushing and screening allowed at stone quarry to assist restoration

Applications to vary conditions to allow crushing and screening of mineral at a building stone quarry near Nelson have been approved by Lancashire County...

Revised restoration agreed for former Ironstone quarry

Oxfordshire County Council has approved a proposal to vary the approved restoration scheme to allow the importation of inert soil material to restore a...

Retrospective approval for mineral working for agricultural use

Oxfordshire County council has approved partly retrospective application for development at a limestone quarry in chipping Norton, together with processing...

Energy minerals

Electrical cable manufacturing allowed at former coal terminal

Permission in principle has been granted by North Ayrshire Council for a cable manufacturing facility at a former coal terminal in west Kilbride.

Nuclear power station approved on basis of need

A new nuclear power station on the Suffolk coast has received development consent from the secretary of state on the basis of a very substantial and urgent...

Scottish battery energy storage proposal approved

Aberdeenshire Council has approved a proposal for a 49.9MW battery energy storage compound and associated development.

Industrial minerals

Mine owner fined £3.6m after workers suffer burns

A mining company has been fined £3.6m after two electricians suffered severe burns in separate incidents, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has said.

Tailings management system work starts at Welsh mine

Anglesey Mining has appointed consultancy Knight Piésold to design a tailings management system (TMS) for its Parys Mountain project on the Isle of Anglesey,...

9 mineral consultations to look out for in August

Lincolnshire and Hertfordshire's minerals local plans and planning applications for farmland restoration and heavier traffic at a Devon mine are among...