New Graduate Planner Recruited

Following a successful recruitment campaign, Heaton Planning are pleased to welcome Sophie Hughes BA(Hons) MSc to the team.  Sophie has previous experience from a placement at Persimmon Homes and will be assisting all of the team in the preparation of planning applications and other projects.

Christine HeatonNew Graduate Planner Recruited

Planning Permission Secured for Extension of Time and Importation of Materials to Woolfox Quarry

Heaton Planning have secured planning permission from Rutland County Council for an extension of time to complete quarrying activities at Woolfox Quarry, along with the importation of inert materials to achieve final restoration of the site to pasture land and agricultural uses. Heaton Planning prepared and submitted the planning application and accompanying Environmental Statement, which the minerals planning authority have …

Christine HeatonPlanning Permission Secured for Extension of Time and Importation of Materials to Woolfox Quarry

Planning Permission Granted for Change of Use from Fitness Facility to Recycling Operations

Planning Permission for the Change of Use of a Fitness Facility in Bilborough to a Recycling / Recovery Business has been granted by Nottingham City Council. Heaton Planning worked closely with Precious Green Planet Recycling to achieve a positive decision from the City Council. The building can now be used for the dismantling and recycling of up to 600 tonnes …

Christine HeatonPlanning Permission Granted for Change of Use from Fitness Facility to Recycling Operations

Extension to Crematorium in Surrey Green Belt approved

Heaton Planning have secured planning permission for an extension to a crematorium building within the Surrey Green Belt.  As well as securing permission for the 100 square metre extension, planning permission was granted for use of the site for waste transfer operations, replacement of a staff welfare portacabin, and installation of a concrete pad, septic tank and refrigerated shipping container.

Christine HeatonExtension to Crematorium in Surrey Green Belt approved

Certificate of Lawful Use and Planning Permission for New Building in the Green Belt approved

Earlier this year Heaton Planning successfully project managed an application for a Certificate of Lawful Use to regularise land within the Nottinghamshire Green Belt as a timber storage yard with associated sales element.  Since the issuing of the CLU, Heaton Planning have secured planning permission for the same client for the erection of a 42m2 welfare building which will enable …

Christine HeatonCertificate of Lawful Use and Planning Permission for New Building in the Green Belt approved

New Planner Recruited – Welcome Chris Lindley

Heaton Planning are pleased to welcome Chris Lindley to the team after a successful recruitment campaign. Chris is a chartered town planner with vast experience of a variety of developments, gained through previous roles within a multidisciplinary practice. We look forward to working with him.

Christine HeatonNew Planner Recruited – Welcome Chris Lindley

Planning Permission Granted for Extension to Northamptonshire Quarry

Heaton Planning have secured Planning Permission for a western extension to Collyweston Quarry in Northamptonshire, on behalf of Bullimores Sand and Gravel Ltd.  The Permission will enable the minerals operator to extract approximately 2 million tonnes of limestone, along with a proportion of building stone and specialist Collyweston slate log.  The Permission incorporates progressive restoration of the site using imported waste …

Christine HeatonPlanning Permission Granted for Extension to Northamptonshire Quarry

Heaton Planning Provide Expert Training To Mineral Planners

As featured in this month’s Quarry Management magazine, Heaton Planning have recently delivered lectures to mineral planners from across the UK as part of a bespoke Mineral Planning unit organised by the Institute of Quarrying.  Heaton Planning designed and organised a series of engaging and thought-provoking lectures which were presented by Company Director Simon Heaton. The presentations revolved around the …

Spencer WarrenHeaton Planning Provide Expert Training To Mineral Planners

Energybuild Ltd Planning Permission Granted for Aberpergwm Mine

Heaton Planning have helped to secure Planning Permission, subject to the signing of a Section 106 Agreement, for a major deep coal mining operation in South Wales. Heaton Planning project managed the Application over a number of months in order to achieve a positive outcome. The Planning Permission will enable Energybuild Ltd to recover up to 1.5 million tonnes annually …

Spencer WarrenEnergybuild Ltd Planning Permission Granted for Aberpergwm Mine

Planning Permission Granted for Extension to Dwelling for Private Client

Heaton Planning produced and submitted a Planning Application for a 90m2 extension to a dwelling in Warwickshire (including a garden room, utility room and double garage) on behalf of the homeowner. Planning Permission has been granted and the client can now progress with his plans for extending the family home.

Spencer WarrenPlanning Permission Granted for Extension to Dwelling for Private Client

Planning Permission Granted for Duns Tew Quary Extension

On behalf of Smiths and Sons (Bletchington) Ltd, Heaton Planning have secured Planning Permission for a northern and eastern extension to Duns Tew Quarry (East) in Oxfordshire.  The Permission enables the minerals operator to extract approximately 415,000 tonnes of saleable sand, as well as the continued importation of aggregate for blending prior to onward sale for a period of 16/17 …

Spencer WarrenPlanning Permission Granted for Duns Tew Quary Extension

Planning Permission Granted for New Business Unit in the Green Belt

Heaton Planning produced and submitted a Planning Application on behalf of Dynamite Baits, which has been granted planning permission for a proposed new business unit to provide additional capacity for the production and storage of dry fishing bait and fishing tackle.  Heaton Planning provided a strong case that exceptional circumstances exist, which overcame the sites Green Belt designation.

Spencer WarrenPlanning Permission Granted for New Business Unit in the Green Belt

Success at Major Public Inquiry relating to Deep Coal Mine in South Wales

Heaton Planning appeared at a major Public Inquiry and undertook case management and presented planning evidence on behalf of Energybuild Ltd (a subsidiary of Walter Energy Inc) in order to defend Neath Port Talbot (NPT) County Borough Council’s decision to refuse planning permission for the construction of wind turbines.  The turbines would have been subject to mining subsidence due to …

Spencer WarrenSuccess at Major Public Inquiry relating to Deep Coal Mine in South Wales

Permission Granted for Deepening of Haughmond Quarry, Staffordshire

Heaton Planning have helped secure planning permission for the deepening of Haughmond Quarry near Shrewsbury on behalf of Aggregate Industries. Heaton Planning prepared a Planning Application for the quarry deepening, with associated assessment work.  The Application provides for the working of a further 9.4 million tonnes of high specification aggregate, which is of national importance due to its skid resistant properties …

Spencer WarrenPermission Granted for Deepening of Haughmond Quarry, Staffordshire

Planning Permission Granted for a Major Mixed-Use Development at former Theme Park

Heaton Planning have obtained planning permission, subject to a Section 106 agreement, on behalf of Waystone Developments Ltd, for a major mixed-use development in the Green Belt at Shipley Lakeside, near Heanor (the former American Adventure Theme Park). The permission includes plans for over 300 homes, a retirement village, neighbourhood retail, business, leisure/assembly/training and garden centre, a pub and hotel/conference …

Spencer WarrenPlanning Permission Granted for a Major Mixed-Use Development at former Theme Park

Planning Permission Granted for 700k Tonnes of Limestone Extraction at Thornhaugh Quarry, Peterborough

Peterborough City Council has granted planning permission to Bullimores Sand and Gravel Ltd for the working of limestone and backfilling of the quarry with inert material at Thornhaugh.  The proposal involves the extraction of approximately 700,000 tonnes of limestone. Waste infilling will take place as part of the approved restoration scheme, which will return the site to its original land …

Spencer WarrenPlanning Permission Granted for 700k Tonnes of Limestone Extraction at Thornhaugh Quarry, Peterborough

Planning Permission Granted for Extension to Whisby Quarry, Lincolnshire

Heaton Planning have secured planning permission for an extension to Whisby Quarry near Lincoln, on behalf of Lafarge Tarmac.  The development will see an additional 2.2 million tonnes of sand and gravel extracted from the quarry, providing aggregate that is essential for concrete production and associated construction uses. Heaton Planning produced the major Planning Application and Environmental Statement on behalf …

Spencer WarrenPlanning Permission Granted for Extension to Whisby Quarry, Lincolnshire

Waterford Housing Development

The planning application for 8 sustainable homes at Waterford, Hertford, has been submitted to East Herts Council.  To view the planning application and supporting documents please click this link.    

Spencer WarrenWaterford Housing Development

Barn Conversion – Cotgrave, Nottinghamshire

We are pleased to announce that we have secured Planning Permission for the change of use of a barn to a residential dwelling in Cotgrave, Nottinghamshire. Permission was granted in August 2013 following the preparation and submission of the Planning Application and negotiations with the Borough Council. Back to News 

Christine HeatonBarn Conversion – Cotgrave, Nottinghamshire

Charcon, Lound, Nottinghamshire

Heaton Planning have secured Planning Permission for Charcon Construction Solutions for the change of use of an area of former sand and gravel workings at Lound, Nottinghamshire. Planning Permission was granted in September 2013. Back to News 

Christine HeatonCharcon, Lound, Nottinghamshire

Newbold Quarry, Staffordshire

Heaton Planning have assisted Aggregate Industries in securing Planning Permission for an extension to the existing Newbold Quarry in Staffordshire to extract 13.5 million tonnes of sand and gravel. Staffordshire County Council resolved to grant Planning Permission in September 2013 and Heaton Planning were pleased to assist Aggregate Industries in the preparation and submission of the Planning Application and Environmental …

Christine HeatonNewbold Quarry, Staffordshire

New planner recruited – welcome Liam Toland

We are very pleased to welcome Liam Toland to the team after a successful recruitment campaign. We are still interested in hearing from new graduates who are looking to launch their planning career in a challenging and rewarding environment. Please send an up to date CV to consultants@heatonplanning.co.uk.  For more information please call Simon Heaton or Spencer Warren on 0115 937 5552. …

Christine HeatonNew planner recruited – welcome Liam Toland

Tinsley Sidings

We are pleased to announce that Planning Permission was granted in December 2012 for a new aggregate rail head facility with coated roadstone and concrete production at Tinsley Sidings, Sheffield. Heaton Planning were pleased to assist Aggregate Industries in the preparation and submission of the Planning Application and Environmental Assessment and Statement. Back to News 

Christine HeatonTinsley Sidings

York Potash

Heaton Planning is delighted to announce their appointment by York Potash to support them in the preparation of a Planning Application to develop the World’s largest potash mine on the North Yorkshire Moors. Back to News 

Christine HeatonYork Potash

Shelt Hill Fishing Lakes

In October 2012 Heaton Planning obtained Planning Permission for the construction of two fishing lakes at Shelt Hill, Gedling. Heaton Planning lead the negotiations and managed the assessment work to convince the Planning Authority of the merits of the new angling facility. Back to News 

Christine HeatonShelt Hill Fishing Lakes

Caldecott Foundation – Children’s Home

In September 2012 following detailed negotiations with the Highway and Planning Authority, Heaton Planning obtained planning permission for the change of use of two residential dwellings (C3: Dwelling Houses) to a children’s care home/assessment centre (C2: Residential Institution) on behalf of the Caldecott Foundation. Back to News 

Spencer WarrenCaldecott Foundation – Children’s Home

Pickles blocks Bedford Energy from Waste scheme

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has rejected the advice of a planning inspector who recommended the approval for an energy recovery facility planned for land at Milton Ernest, Bedford.  Heaton Planning acted as expert planning witness at the Public Inquiry on behalf of Bedford Borough Council. Back to News 

Spencer WarrenPickles blocks Bedford Energy from Waste scheme

UK Coal – Lodge House Surface Mine

Heaton Planning are pleased to announce that the extension to UK Coal’s Lodge House surface mine was unanimously approved by Derbyshire County Council’s Planning Committee following a recommendation from planning officer’s to approve.  This has resulted from 12 months of careful negotiation between all parties and secures the future production of coal from the Lodge House site. Back to News 

Spencer WarrenUK Coal – Lodge House Surface Mine

Draft National Planning Policy Framework

The Government’s draft National Planning Policy Framework is out for consultation, a welcome presumption in favour of sustainable development. Back to News 

Spencer WarrenDraft National Planning Policy Framework

South Witham Quarry

Planning Application and Environmental Statement for the extension of South Witham Quarry has been submitted by Heaton Planning on behalf of Breedon Aggregates. Back to News 

Spencer WarrenSouth Witham Quarry

Biogen, Twinwoods

Heaton Planning have just completed the Public Inquiry on behalf of Bedford Borough Council, for an appeal by Biogen Power Ltd against the refusal of a planning application for a 120,000 tonnes per annum gasification plant. Back to News 

Spencer WarrenBiogen, Twinwoods