Mineral planning applications, appeals, court cases and ombudsman reports


Extension approved to green belt quarry

Hertfordshire County Council has approved a proposal to extract 3.5 million tonnes of sand and gravel over 10 years at Hatfield quarry.

Timescale of sand quarry extended to repair flood damage

After a debate focusing on flood risk, Hampshire County Council has approved an application to continue sand extraction at Frith End quarry, near Guildford,...

Extension approved to north-west quarry despite ample landbank

Three linked applications seeking permission to extend Ellel Crag gritstone and shale quarry, near Lancaster, to retain an inert waste recycling and transfer...

Building stone

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.

New conditions determined for old ironstone quarry

New updated conditions have been determined by Lincolnshire County Council for an old mineral site where ironstone extraction was approved in 1961 by the...

Energy minerals

Banks rules out challenge to Highthorn mine rejection

Banks Mining has confirmed it will not be seeking to challenge the government's rejection of its Highthorn surface coal mine planning application.

New fossil-fuelled power station approved to meet energy needs

A new gas-fired power station capable of generating up to 299 megawatts of electricity has won development consent from the secretary of state, who decided...

Industrial minerals

Galantas mine set for rise in gold concentrate output

Galantas has announced an increase in gold concentrate processing at its Omagh gold mine in Northern Ireland.

Extension approved at gypsum mine

An application to extend Fauld mine near Burton-on-Trent to extract three million tonnes of gypsum and anhydrite has been approved by Staffordshire County...

Plans to open a new metallurgical coal mine in Cumbria supported

Cumbria County Council has approved amendments to West Cumbria Mining's plans to develop a coal mine comprising two underground drifts and associated surface...