Mineral planning applications, appeals, court cases and ombudsman reports


Quarry extension approved in national park

Dartmoor National Park authority has approved plans to extend Glendinning's Linhay Hill quarry in Ashburton to allow the extraction of limestone for up...

Extended timescale granted for marine dredged sand operations

Carmarthenshire Council has agreed to extend the timescale for the use of a site in Llanelli to store sand dredged from the Bristol Channel.

Derbyshire quarry extension approved

An application to extend Dowlow quarry, near Buxton and to relinquish reserves within the existing quarry has been approved by Derbyshire County Council.

Building stone

Major quarry extension approved within national park

Dartmoor National Park Authority has resolved to approve a revised proposal for the extension of Yennadon quarry.

Building stone quarry extension approved in Yorkshire

An extension to Gatherley Moor quarry in North Yorkshire has been approved, enabling the extraction of 50,000 tonnes of block sandstone over a 20-year...

Extension to south-west building stone quarry approved

A proposal for a 2.9-hectare extension to a building stone quarry, near Taunton, has been approved by Somerset County Council.

Energy minerals

Battery storage facility proposed in south-east Scotland

Perth and Kinross Council has received a report informing the planning committee of a forthcoming application for the development of an energy storage...

Power plant rejected over air quality concerns

A natural gas-fired electricity generator has been rejected by a planning inspector who decided that the harm to air quality from emissions in the outer...

Why the battle for the Whitehaven coal mine may not be over

The Woodhouse Colliery's years of planning battles looked to be over when the government decided in January not to call in the case. But campaigners have...

Industrial minerals

Longer hours agreed for transfer of clay stocks at Wilnecote quarry

An application proposing to allow movement of clay from a stock yard to an adjacent factory between 7am and 7pm seven days a week has been approved by...

Time extension granted for clay stocking site

Leicestershire County Council has allowed the retention of a clay stocking site in north-west Leicestershire for 12 months until the end of 2021.

Anglesey Mining posts positive economics for Parys Mountain

Anglesey Mining has announced that a "major mining operation" can be established at its Parys Mountain project in Anglesey following the results of a preliminary...