The Institute of Quarrying has very recently published the ‘Good Practice Guide for Handling Soils in Mineral Workings’. It updates previous guidance to provide best practice on agricultural restoration techniques.
Produced in consultation with Natural England, the Welsh Government and an industry Steering Group its target audience is quarry managers, mineral planners and restoration specialists and has broader relevance to the wider earthmoving / civil engineering / construction community. This document will be of great assistance to both mineral operators seeking to achieve an effective restoration and minerals landowners looking to have the best quality agricultural land handed back to them post aftercare.
The document is available as a free pdf download from
For advice on all aspects of the Minerals Planning process, speak to Simon Chaffe: