Minerals & Waste Planning

Silkstone offers a full consultancy service to the minerals and waste industry. Staffed by fully qualified personnel with extensive industrial experience.We are able to provide a high quality service, tailored to the individual requirements of the client, spanning a wide range of operations including opencast coal, clay, stone quarrying and all aspects of landfill and recycling.

We offer the following services:-

  • Planning Applications with supporting statements or Environmental Impact Assessments.
  • Mineral reserve assessments, including drilling supervision and core logging.
  • Preparation and Submission of Environmental PermitApplications.
  • Surveying including earthworks re-measure and stockpile surveys.
  • Environmental Monitoring.
  • Mineral and Waste Management Planning Application Appeals.
  • Site Investigation.
  • Borehole Drilling and Installation.
  • ComputerAided Design (CAD) for Site Layout
  • Landfill Gas and Leachate Modelling (GasSim2 and LandSim2.5).
  • Noise Propagation Modelling (SoundPlan).
  • Noise and Dust ImpactAssessment.

GasSim Screenshot
GasSim Screenshot [Click to enlarge]

LandSim Screenshot
LandSim Screenshot [Click to enlarge]


  • Landfill Gas RiskAssessment.
  • Hydrogeological RiskAssessment.
  • GeologicalAssessment.
  • Construction Quality Assurance (CQA) Supervision.
  • Environmental ImpactAssessments.
  • Landfill Design.
  • Void SpaceAssessment and Modelling.
  • Site Restoration Design.
  • Plant and Operational Specification.
  • Quarry Regulations inspections for slope / quarry face stability assessment.
  • Method Statements.
  • Environmental Auditing.
  • Feasibility Studies.
  • Professional liaison with statutory bodies and public exhibition work.