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Minerals Planning in the North East

In association with Mineral Products Association and includes site visit to Raisby Quarry
18 September 2024 at 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM / North East England / Conference

18 September 2024 at 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
County Hall, Durham County Council, Aykley Heads, Durham, United Kingdom, DH1 5UL
Price from
RTPI North East | [email protected]

In conjunction with the Mineral Products Association and the RTPI, a day devoted to minerals planning that will include a superb range of speakers addressing matters which are of direct relevance to mineral planners today, and those who may be looking to make the move from built development. 
The day will culminate in a visit to a County Durham quarry (via coach).

Speakers and topics

  • Nick Horsley, Minerals Products Association (seminar chair)
  • Rob Murfin, Director of Housing and Planning, Northumberland County Council
    Local Authority Perspective
  • Geoff Storey, Aggregate Industries
    Industry Perspective
  • Jonathan Manning, Planning Inspector
    Dos and don’ts of giving evidence at a local plan examination
  • Andrew Fraser-Urquhart KC, Francis Taylor Building
    Legal Update
  • Tom Clifford, Director, Gears Limited 
    We're having a 'Blast'
  • Kirsty Kirkham or Claire Dewson - BSG Ecology
    the Practicalities of Delivering Biodiversity Gain or EA?

The afternoon will be taken up with a site visit to Raisby Quarry, Durham. 

There are a limited number of complimentary tickets available for Local Authority planners. If you are interested, please contact Kim Walker. 

PPE equipment required for the quarry visit - further details to follow.

Unfortunately, the operational quarry visit will have restricted access.  If you would like to discuss, please contact Kim Walker for further information.


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If you have any questions or experience any problems when booking, please contact Kim Walker for assistance.


Learn more about our speakers

Nick Horsley

Director of Planning, Industrial Minerals & Wales -MPA

Jonathan Manning

Panning Inspector

Rob Murfin

Director of Housing and Planning - Northumberland County Council

Geoff Storey

Senior Estates Manager at Aggregate Industries UK Limited

Tom Clifford

Director at Gears Limited