Shropshire Council

Request a minerals search report

To request a minerals search report please email us (planningdmc@shropshire.gov.uk) and attach a location plan of the property (of 1:2500 scale or similar). When we get your request, we'll contact you to advise on the cost. We'll aim to send out your report within three days of receiving your payment.

The cost of the report will be based on the time it takes to prepare it. For 2013/14, this rate is £66.30 per hour. Payment will be taken in advance and can be made in one of two ways:

  • by cheque - made payable to ‘Shropshire Council’ and marked for the attention of the Minerals and Waste Team
  • by cash in person at any of the area offices

What the report covers

  • if the property is situated within a mineral consultation area. (ie an area containing a potentially economic mineral resource)
  • any planning permissions granted for quarrying or related operations on land near to the property, and the status of that site (eg active, closed, dormant, not commenced)
  • mineral-related policies of the Development Plan relating to the land surrounding the property. This could include details of land identified by the plan for future mineral working
  • any planning applications submitted to us for quarrying or related operations near to the property
  • details of records that we hold relating to areas of former metal mining in Shropshire, such as the South Shropshire Metal Mines. These records include studies undertaken in relation to lead mining
  • any planning permissions granted for waste management or disposal sites near to the property and the status of any site (eg active, closed, etc)
  • any planning applications submitted to us involving waste management or disposal near to the property
  • any policies of the Development Plan relating to waste management in the local area. This could include details of any sites identified for future waste management operations

Please note: In most cases, these reports can't provide information relating to quarrying or underground mining activity which occurred before the start of the modern planning system (ie pre-1940).