Commentary

62.1 Requirement for planning permission for mineral operations

MINES, MINERALS AND LANDFILL vol 26(3)
| Commentary

62.1 Requirement for planning permission for mineral operations

| Commentary

62 Planning permission for mineral operations

62.1 Requirement for planning permission for mineral operations

  1. 62.1.1

        Exploration: the carrying out of mineral exploration on agricultural or other unopened land is a material change of use requiring planning consent, but may (in England) be carried out without such permission under the relevant provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 20151.

  2. 62.1.2

        Preparation, extraction: the preparation of land for mineral working and the extraction process itself require planning permission. The operations constituted by the ‘winning and working’ of minerals have been considered by the Court of Appeal and

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