10ha. Quarry Extension Approved


On behalf of a long-standing Client, Hughes Craven Ltd. has successfully secured a ten hectare extension to a limestone quarry in North Lincolnshire. The existing quarry was granted permission in 2009 following a Public Inquiry and has now become an important supplier to the construction industry within North Lincolnshire. Whilst permitted reserves remain, the operator […]

Quarry Extension Approved at Appeal


The Planning Inspectorate has allowed an Appeal and granted planning permission for a four hectare extension of a limestone quarry in Lincolnshire. The quarry is an established supplier of aggregates to local markets and had been in operation for over 50 years. Throughout its lifetime it had been progressively extended however permitted reserves were nearing […]

Extension of Time for Building Stone Quarry


North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) have approved a 15 year extension to the life of an important building stone quarry in order to allow remaining reserves of high quality limestone to be worked. Working on behalf of the landowner, Hughes Craven Ltd. initially undertook pre-application discussions with NYCC, with a subsequent request for a Screening […]

Nottinghamshire Minerals Local Plan Consultation


Nottinghamshire County Council have published their draft Minerals Local Plan, which will now be subject to consultation. The new Minerals Local Plan will cover the period to 2036 and will set out how much mineral is required, site specific allocations and a range of planning policies against which future minerals development will be assessed. The […]

Revised NPPF Published


The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has published the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). This is the first revision of the NPPF since 2012 and implements around 85 previously announced reforms. The revised NPPF is described as ‘a vital tool in ensuring that we get planning for the right homes built in […]

Mineral Safeguarding Gains Importance within Lincolnshire


Following the adoption of the final document within the Minerals and Waste Local Plan, mineral safeguarding has gained importance within Lincolnshire. Lincolnshire is underlain by extensive mineral deposits, many of which are now safeguarded in order to avoid the unnecessary sterilisation of potentially important resources. As a result of this, where a planning application for […]