Casework

Mineral planning applications, appeals, court cases and ombudsman reports

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Site management plan agreed for out of hours operations at sandstone quarry

Caerphilly County Borough Council has agreed details to discharge a condition requiring a site management plan for out of hours operations at a sandstone...

Scottish council considers monitoring update on mineral sites

East Ayrshire Council has heard a report on compliance monitoring of mineral sites for the first quarter of 2020.

Extended hours for quarry plant approved

An application to continue extended operating hours of a dry silo mortar (DSM) plant at Bradwell quarry, near Braintree after a trial period has been approved...

Building stone

Weighbridge and office approved at AONB quarry

An application to continue stone extraction at a quarry in an Oxfordshire area of outstanding natural beauty without complying with conditions has been...

Bath Stone mine access recommended for approval

Wiltshire County Council's consideration of an application for a new inclined mine entrance at a site near Corsham has been postponed after the planning...

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...

Energy minerals

Standby generator plant approved on rural industrial estate

Bath and North East Somerset Council has approved a proposal for a standby gas generator plant on an industrial estate in Midsomer Norton, a village to...

Coal Authority seeks amendments to minewater treatment scheme

The Coal Authority has proposed changes to the route of an underground pipeline associated with a minewater treatment scheme in the North Pennines area...

Gloucestershire County Council adopts Minerals Local Plan

Gloucestershire county council adopted its mineral local plan (MLP) on 20 March 2020. The plan runs from 2018 to 2032 and replaces the previously adopted...

Industrial minerals

Development area of Woodsmith mine reduced

North York Moors national park authority has allowed a non-material amendment to allow the relocation of a boundary fence and realignment of a footpath...

Silica sand extension approved

A proposal to extract one million tonnes of silica sand from an extension to Kingsley quarry, on the northern edge of the South Downs National Park has...

IQ rolls out Covid-19 contingency plan

The Institute of Quarrying (IQ) has outlined its contingency plans including support for members as the Coronavirus crisis continues.