Specialist Minerals

specialists

At Stephenson Halliday we have worked with both large and small operators who provide minerals that help to sustain our daily lives by their inclusion in household items, or have lower production levels for their specialist businesses.   We can offer our clients a wealth of experience and knowledge, including from within parts of this diverse industry, to assist their businesses continuity and help to ensure sustained levels of production.

We build, lead and co-ordinate specialist teams of consultants to deliver bespoke planning solutions and robust EIA in support of continuing mineral working and to provide replacement sites or working scheme variations.  Our chartered planning team has particular expertise in coordinating large and/or complex submissions, whilst our team of chartered landscape architects provide specialist input to landscape and visual assessment, in line with best practice guidance and, also, restoration design and aftercare elements of the process.  We work in industry-standard software such as LSS in order to dovetail quarry designs with geology and geotechnical best practice.  Additionally, we can offer mineral estate management services to all our clients.

All our work is ensured to be ‘Inquiry ready’, knowing that planning consent at a local level is increasingly challenging. Our Directors have considerable experience appearing  as expert witnesses at Public Inquiry, the experience of which feeds back into our future planning applications.

Projects

Planning for Shale Oil and Gas

Stephenson Halliday was commissioned by the Local Government Association’s Planning Advisory Service to: Deliver training to Local Planning Authorities on Planning for Shale Oil...

Birkhams Quarry

Birkhams quarry, operated by Marshalls Stancliffe Stone is located north of St Bees on the West Cumbrian coastline and was granted planning permission in...

Caysbriggs Quarry

Stephenson Halliday recently coordinated an Environmental Impact Assessment and prepared all planning work for the proposed Caysbriggs Quarry, Inchbroom Road, Lossiemouth. Tarmac has been...

Examination of the North Yorkshire Minerals and Waste Joint Plan

Stephenson Halliday recently represented Frack Free Ryedale (FFR) in relation to the Examination of the North Yorkshire Minerals and Waste Joint Plan (NY MWJP)....

Burlington Slate, Kirkby Quarry

Stephenson Halliday has prepared an EIA for proposals to extend and progressively restore Kirkby Slate Quarry on the edge of the Lake District National...

Kirkby Thore

Kirkby Thore is home to British Gypsum’s long established plaster and plasterboard plant which has manufactured plasterboard since 1960’s and currently employs around 130...