We have experience dealing with sand, gravel, limestone,
sandstone, clay, igneous rocks and many other industrial minerals.
The extraction of minerals offers the potential for a double profit
where the resulting holes in the ground may be developed for
landfill or other waste, recycling or renewable energy uses.
Where extraction has already occurred, we can advise on the
potential for further extraction.
Landfill is a strictly regulated business and depositing
unauthorised waste material on unlicensed land is a potentially
criminal activity. We have broad experience in advising our clients
and their financial advisers on the legal aspects of landfill. Our
surveyors can provide detailed valuations of mineral and landfill
sites, advise on rent and royalty reviews and, where leases and
licences do not yet exist, apply for new ones. We manage developing
and developed sites up and down the UK which are involved in all
aspects of mineral and aggregate extraction, recycling, waste and
other linked activities.
We are used to working with other professionals and experts, and
are sympathetic in considering minerals developments from an
owner's point of view whilst also taking into account local
feeling. Mineral planning and tip planning may often require years
of work to bring a development into production or to the market.
Environmental and economic appraisals are always necessary as part
of the preparation for realizing value. With recent changes in
planning legislation affecting minerals and waste policy and
ongoing change in environmental legislation, it is essential to
take sound advice. We have the experience and expertise to steer
new projects in an area still bursting with potential.