New Graduate Planner Recruited

Following a successful recruitment campaign, Heaton Planning are pleased to welcome Sophie Hughes BA(Hons) MSc to the team.  Having graduated from UCL in September 2017, Sophie gained experience from a placement at Persimmon Homes before joining us and will be assisting the team in the preparation of planning applications and other projects.

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 found to be acceptable in planning terms.

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 of predominantly waste electrical and electronic equipment per year.

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.

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 the client to provide comfortable facilities for staff and customers in the Green Belt location.

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.

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 material.  Heaton Planning produced the Planning Application and Environmental Statement for this major project.

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 role of the mineral planner on an individual level and in the wider context of the Planning system.  Lectures were followed by site visits to Cliffe Hill Quarry in Leicestershire in order for the attendees to gain a valuable insight into the practicalities of how positive mineral planning can lead to sustainable minerals development.  Feedback from attendees has been positive, and the Institute of Quarrying have requested that Heaton Planning are involved in future learning courses run by the Institute.

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 of high quality anthracite coal and provide a significant boost for the job market and local economy.