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What is Minerals & Waste Enforcement?

The Minerals and Waste Enforcement team can take action to stop works and restore land to its previous condition where:

  • waste or minerals development or operations are taking place without planning permission,
  • the terms of planning permission already granted are being breached.

The type of processes involved with minerals and waste operations can sometimes pose particular enforcement problems, insofar as the potential irreversible nature of these works; and the requirement for technical information, knowledge and experience. Accordingly, we work alongside other regulatory bodies, such as the Environment Agency, when investigating many of these type of breaches.