Historic Mineral Planning Permission Data

Historic Mineral Planning Permission Data sample. BGS © NERC.  Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown Copyright and database rights 2011. BGS OS licence no. 1000221290/2011.

Historic Mineral Planning Permission Data coverage

Scale 1:50 000
Coverage England and Wales
Format GIS polygon data. (ESRI, MapInfo, others available by request)
Price 5p per km2. Available on request. Subject to number of users, licence fee and data preparation fee.
Downloads Sample data available on request.

The dataset holds information relating to:

  1. Planning permissions granted for mineral extraction and associated facilities
  2. Historic land use associated with permitted, withdrawn and refused mineral planning permission sites

The dataset has been derived from approximately 1,400 1:25 000 scale paper maps and associated card index that was originally compiled by the Minerals Division of the Ministry of Housing and Local Government (MHLG). They contain hand drawn boundaries showing mineral related planning permissions and land use collated from the 1940s (retrospectively to 1930) to the mid 1980s. The data contains supplementary information regarding name, operator, dates and relevant local planning authority.

As the data pertains to planning permissions from 1930 to the mid-1980s it only represents a historic ‘snapshot’ in time. It does not show subsequent applications, resubmissions or later reworking e.g. opencast reworking of waste tips. Details of these are held by Local Authority Mineral Planning Departments.


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