Mineral planning applications, appeals, court cases and ombudsman reports


Relocation of scalpings permitted at Aggregate Industries' Torr Works quarry

Somerset County Council has approved a proposal to store limestone scalpings on agricultural land to the north of Torr Works, near Shepton Mallet, for...

Cross-boundary application to be determined by Dorset County Council

Somerset County Council has resolved to allow Dorset County Council to determine a cross-boundary application for a quarry extension at Chard Junction...

Additional conditions agreed for new quarry proposal

East Ayrshire Council has agreed to the inclusion of two additional conditions on the decision notice for a quarry proposal upon conclusion of a legal...

Building stone

Clarity sought on planning balance for quarry restoration proposal

A proposal to import inert material for restoration of Castle Barn quarry, to amend the restoration scheme and extend the timescale for restoration has...

Quarry proposal refused contrary to recommendation

Somerset County Council has refused to allow a proposal to reopen an historic Blue Lias limestone quarry in south Somerset.

Building stone quarry approved in south-west England

Somerset County Council has approved an application for the extraction of 21,000 tonnes of building stone at an historic quarry near Yeovil.

Energy minerals

More time allowed for appraisal wellsite in national park

An inspector has granted permission for the use of a wellsite and surface and sub-surface infrastructure for five years to allow for appraisal of oil and...

Retail units approved on former colliery site in North East

Sunderland City Council has approved plans for retail units and a petrol filling station at the former Houghton Colliery, Houghton-le-Spring.

Handling of imported radioactive waste allowed at Cheshire site

An application proposing the change of use of a uranium enrichment plant in the Cheshire green belt to include the management of off-site radioactive wastes...

Industrial minerals

Alba gets go-ahead for pitting work at Welsh gold mine

Alba Mineral Resources is set to undertake a pitting and sampling programme at waste rock dump at the Clogau-St David’s gold mine in north Wales.

Boulby mine granted a further 25-year life

The North York Moors National Park Authority has resolved to approve a proposal for the winning and working of polyhalite and salt over 25 years and the...

Banks Group ‘repurposed’ mining division wins earthworks tender

Banks Group’s new infrastructure division has won its first major earthworks contract at a Nottinghamshire gypsum mine.