2023 Aggregate Minerals Survey for Great Britain (Form B)

Closes 24 Jul 2024

Opened 4 Mar 2024


Aggregate mineral sites granted or refused planning permission and the numbers of planning applications withdrawn during the period 2020 to 2023

This collection will be for planning application data from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2023. Information for planning applications decided or withdrawn between these dates should be entered in the survey form along with any applications awaiting decision as at 31 December 2023. However, if you have no data to report you should still check the box for 'no data to report', so that we know you have submitted a nil return.

This form should be completed by Planning Authority and Mineral Planning Authority officers unless you have already agreed to have the Aggregate Working Party Secretaries complete your forms.

Please note, you will need to complete and submit this form for each planning application decided or withdrawn from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2023. For example, if three applications were decided or withdrawn in this period, the form will need to be completed and submitted three times.

Please note, this platform does not provide the option to go back to a previous page once you have moved on to the next. Therefore it is important that you are sure that data provided is correct before moving on to the next page (otherwise you will need to restart the whole form). You will, however, be able to save and come back to the survey, returning to the page you left off at by selecting 'save and come back later' at the bottom of each page.

Where possible, please provide information if known. You will be notified on the form if the fields are mandatory as they will be marked as '(required)'.

Whilst there is no statutory requirement to complete this form, in England and Wales we have always had very high levels of participation from Mineral Planning Authorities and this has helped to ensure that the resulting Aggregate Minerals Survey report can provide useful and accurate information for Government, industry and also for local authorities planning for minerals in their own areas. Although this is the first time Scotland has participated in a national survey, the 2019 Aggregate Minerals Survey for Scotland had an equally high response rate from Planning Authorities.


If you have any queries related to the data to be supplied or definitions and specific aggregate guidance, please contact Don Cameron at the British Geological Survey by e-mail (AMSurvey@bgs.ac.uk) or alternatively on 0115 936 3489 (Tuesday – Thursday).