Mineral planning applications, appeals, court cases and ombudsman reports


New conditions determined following review of old mineral permission

A new scheme of conditions has been agreed by Lancashire County Council to guide future development at Hutch Bank quarry, Rossendale.

Extension to sand and gravel quarry approved

Norfolk County Council has granted permission for an extension to a quarry near King's Lynn and has agreed to the retention of an existing plant site,...

Ten-year time extension granted for sand quarry

Lancashire County Council has allowed an application to extend the duration of sand and gravel extraction at Tarnacre quarry until 31 March 2027 and to...

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

Profits squeezed at Hargreaves

Infrastructure and energy company Hargreaves Services is focusing on risk management and margin improvement after seeing operating profits wiped out and...

New mining test for groundwater

Experts have have developed a method of assessing the vulnerability of groundwater from onshore oil and gas drilling.

'Buried' fracking report criticised

A hushed-up and "buried" government report that suggests fracking leads to more air pollution has been criticised by industry and environmental experts.

Industrial minerals

Engineer in Polar trek

A highways engineer is to take part in a three-week expedition to Antarctica as part of a leadership project to show how women decision-makers can help...

Newt officer a UK first

The country's first ever local authority newt officer has been appointed to try to help sooth the frustration and frayed nerves of construction chiefs...

Software boosts roads productivity

A materials company claims its has become this first in the UK to adopt software technology to streamline road construction and boost productivity.