Mineral planning applications, appeals, court cases and ombudsman reports


Replacement office building allowed to serve restoration of quarry

A retrospective application for an office building at Barrington quarry, near Cambridge, has been approved by Cambridgeshire County Council.

Extension approved and new conditions determined at Lincolnshire quarry

Lincolnshire County Council has approved an application for an extension to West Deeping quarry, near Peterborough, and has also determined new conditions...

Conditions varied to enable restoration of West Midlands quarry

Staffordshire County Council has allowed the continued export of stockpiled sand and gravel and the importation of restoration materials until 30 November...

Building stone

Reopening of historic building stone quarry refused over contamination fears

A proposal to extract 29,000 tonnes of Blue Lias limestone from a historical quarry near Taunton has been refused by Somerset County Council owing to an...

Extension to building stone quarry approved

Somerset County Council has approved an application to extend a Blue Lias Limestone quarry at Somerton, near Taunton.

Revised working scheme approved for Cumbrian quarry

Cumbria County Council has allowed a variation to conditions for Birkhams quarry in Sandwith approving a revised working scheme and minor alterations to...

Energy minerals

Waste importation for restoration of former colliery approved

Derbyshire County Council has approved a proposal to import 231,000 tonnes of inert waste material and soil forming material over three years to restore...

Safety measures to be carried out at former Scottish Coal site

East Ayrshire County Council has endorsed a report recommending the service of enforcement notices on Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) to secure restoration...

Battery storage facility approved despite opposition

Perth and Kinross Council has approved an energy storage facility comprising up to 15 battery storage containers and associated development on a site adjacent...

Industrial minerals

Diversity still a top priority in construction

Industry leaders have called on the construction sector to do more to support diversity and inclusion.

Revised restoration proposals approved for inactive quarry

Kent County Council has approved details of an interim working and restoration scheme for a partly worked, historic quarry in the Tonbridge green belt.

Sirius funding review slows polyhalite mine progress

Sirius Minerals is to undertake a six-month review to explore alternative finance options for its troubled polyhalite fertiliser mining project in North...