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Mineral planning applications, appeals, court cases and ombudsman reports

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Extension to sand and gravel quarry in north-east Scotland agreed

Aberdeenshire County Council has allowed the extraction of 830,000 tonnes of sand and gravel at Methlick quarry north of Aberdeen.

Temporary use of secondary access allowed at Essex quarry

Essex County Council has permitted the use of a secondary access at Coleman's Farm quarry for a temporary period until 31 December 2017 until issues with...

Landfill hours of operation extended to accommodate HWRC waste

A proposal to vary the hours of operation condition for landfill of waste at Colchester quarry has been approved by Essex County Council.

Building stone

Revised proposal for building stone quarry extension on Dartmoor approved

Permission has been granted for an extension to a building stone quarry in the Dartmoor national park to increase the extraction area by 0.53 hectares.

Went Edge quarry extension approved

A proposal involving an eight hectare extension to Went Edge quarry, Selby to extract 4.4 million tonnes of limestone has been approved by North Yorkshire...

Greater flexibility in vehicle movements granted at Welsh building stone quarry

Neath Port Talbot Council has approved a proposal to vary conditions restricting vehicle movements at a building stone quarry near Swansea.

Energy minerals

Coal Authority relaunches report

The Coal Authority has improved its long-established coal mining report for environmental consultants by adding new data sets on seams, hazards and subsidence.

No special circumstances to justify energy storage facility in green belt

An energy storage facility in Kent has been refused on appeal due to substantial harm to the openness of the green belt and harm to the character and appearance...

Quarries gather nature data

Minerals chiefs have launched a series of nature surveys at designated locations to build a bigger picture of the species colonising restored quarries.

Industrial minerals

Construction figures "shout" recession

Official figures showing another drop in building output "shout" construction recession, insists the Construction Products Association (CPA).

Unique road aggregate pioneered

An infrastructure company has rolled out tonnes of recycled aggregates for a project it says marks a pivotal shift in the way roads are built and maintained...

New lime standard welcomed

Farmers have more reason to put their faith in the minerals sector after a new quality standard was launched on the quality of the lime they buy.