Mineral planning applications, appeals, court cases and ombudsman reports


Cycle path proposal approved for fomer quarry

Perth and Kinross Council has allowed a modification to a cycle path proposed as part of an approved development of chalets and caravan pitches at a former...

Asphalt plant hours amendment deferred

An application to remove a condition restricting hours of operation of an asphalt plant at rail sidings in Banbury to allow 24-hour working has been deferred...

Oxfordshire quarry granted time extension

Oxfordshire County Council has granted permission for extracton of limestone and clay to continue until 2028 at Dewars Farm quarry and for the site to...

Building stone

Amendments to Blue Lias stone quarry allowed retrospectively

Somerset County Council has granted permission retrospectively for alterations to an existing screen bund at Tout quarry, near Taunton, and for tree planting.

Small-scale building stone extraction permitted at festival farm

Permission has been granted for the extraction of 400 tonnes of Blue Lias stone at Worthy Farm in the Mendips and for the use of two barns for stone breaking...

Single track roads not suitable for even small-scale aggregate extraction

Retrospective permission for the extraction of soil and stone in rural Aberdeenshire has been refused because of the harmful effect of HGV movements on...

Energy minerals

Fracking commissioner quits after just six months

The UK's shale gas commissioner has resigned after only six months, saying fracking is being effectively banned in the UK because of rules intended to...

Duration of consent for Welsh coal mine extended

Powys County Council has allowed more time for the extraction of the remaining 800,000 tonnes of coal at Nant Helen surface mine and to restore the site...

Tees combined-cycle power plant approved

The secretary of state has granted a development consent order for a combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) generating station with a net electrical output...

Industrial minerals

Funding drive for Welsh mine launched

Anglesey Mining is to issue more than 9.3 million shares in a bid to raise £200,000 towards developing a zinc, lead and copper mine in Wales.

New metallurgical coal mine approved on Cumbrian coast

Cumbria County Council has granted permission for a new underground metallurgical coal mine and associated development at a site near Whitehaven on the...

Time limit on manufacturing plant at quarry removed

An application to retain a concrete pipe works at Ellistown quarry, Coalville on a permanent basis has been approved by Leicestershire County Council.