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Planning Fees Increase


Following the laying of an order before Parliament just before the Christmas break, planning application fees in England have risen by 20% from 17 January 2018. The Government promised the increase to local planning authorities provided that the additional money raised would be re-invested within their planning department. This is the first planning fee increase […]

National Minerals Week


Following its successful launch in 2016, the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) is encouraging quarry operators, industry bodies and individuals to join in with this year’s National Minerals Week, from 16–22 October. National Minerals Week is a celebration aimed at raising awareness of the critical role that the mineral extraction sector fulfils in shaping our global […]

Withdrawal of Nottinghamshire’s Minerals Local Plan


Nottinghamshire County Council have withdrawn their emerging Minerals Local Plan (MLP). The County Council had been preparing a new MLP to cover the period up until 2030, a process which began in 2012 and has included a number of public consultations. In November 2016 the County Council endorsed the MLP for submission to an independent […]