Minerals & Waste

We advise clients on a range of mineral and waste projects whether it is primary and secondary minerals extraction projects, waste transfer and material recovery facilities or energy from waste plants.

Property Advice

We assist clients with the acquisition of land for mineral and waste uses and are experienced at negotiating Option Agreements. By working with our planning colleagues, we help deliver the acquisition of land with implementable consent for extraction, waste transfer or material recovery facilities.

Business rates

There are a number of opportunities for minerals and waste owners to mitigate business rate liabilities. We work with clients to advise on rating and minimise their liabilities.


The team has worked closely with a number of clients within the mineral and waste sector. Our projects include primary and secondary minerals extraction projects, waste transfer and material recovery facilities and energy from waste plants. We have acted for clients and secured permission in a range of locations, including within the Green Belt and urban areas.

Minerals & Waste

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Geoff Bullock

Joint Managing Director & Head of Planning

020 7489 4892

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Sarah Price

Director - Planning

020 7332 2111

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Colin Turnbull

Director - Planning

020 7489 4897

Sectors we work with

We work with businesses, charities, high net worth individuals and public sector organisations across a range of sectors to navigate the complexities of property and planning consultancy.

Latest Experiences

Gale Common Extraction Project, North Yorkshire

DWD is advising EP UK Investments on proposals to extract pulverised fuel ash (PFA) from the Gale Common ash disposal site in North Yorkshire. The proposals would also provide for the restoration of the site.


Seneca Resource Recovery, Neasden, North London

DWD has provided planning advice to Seneca Resource Recovery, part of Carey Group, on its Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in Neasden, North London.


Lytag Lightweight Aggregate Manufacturing Plant, North Yorkshire

DWD acted as planning consultant on behalf of Lytag Limited, part of Aggregate Industries, to obtain full planning permission from North Yorkshire County Council for a 15m lightweight aggregate (LWA) manufacturing plant near to Drax Power Station.


GBN, Enfield

DWD secured planning permission for a new waste management facility on behalf of GBN Services at Gibbs Road, Edmonton, LB Enfield. The facility will accept up to 200,000 tonnes of predominately construction waste to produce Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) and will recycle material where possible.