Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI)
Fellow of the Geological Society (FGS)
Institute of Quarrying (FIQ)
BSc (Hons) Geology and Physical Geography
Fellow of the Geological Society (FGS)
Member of the Institute of Quarrying (MIQ)
Affiliate Member of (IEMA)
Martin has been involved in geology and planning since 1972. Thirteen of those years were served as Minerals Officer/County Geologist for Cheshire County Council. In 1989 he set up Industrial Minerals Planning which grew to become The Mineral Planning Group Limited. He was Secretary of the North West Aggregates Working Party (NWAWP) for 10 years and also a founder member of the Silica Sand Working Party.
Martin works out of the Clayton Head Office of MPG. He has wide experience in geology and mineral planning from resource/reserve assessments to Mineral Local Plan production. Martin also spent 3 years on the RTPI Minerals, Waste Management and Environmental Protection Panel and 1 year as chairman of the Yorkshire branch of the RTPI.
Office administrator/financial controller
Julie has 30 years experience in the office environment and a wealth of experience in accounting procedures. She is our specialist in keeping things running smoothly.
Tony is an advocate specializing in environmental, local government and information law. He was the Chief Solicitor at Milton Keynes Council and Under Secretary at the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
He has been featured in the Legal 500 and the Directory of Legal Experts for his 'Punch' at Inquiries. As an advocate he has conducted major public inquiries including the Buckinghamshire Minerals Plan, the Milton Keynes Local Plan and Wales’s first unitary Development Plan.
He was the solicitor in the two leading Court of Appeal mineral cases, including the successful “Earthline 2042” case. He is an after-dinner speaker, lectures on planning and local government law and has been a post grad. examiner for the RICS.
Planning and legal advisor
Diploma in Town Planning Diploma in Management Studies
Brian has worked in the planning arena for over 40 years and has gained an in-depth knowledge of the way in which the system functions.
His particular strength is in the area of planning legislation and legal issues where his advice to clients on the best most pragmatic route to winning appeals against refusals or enforcement action and the negotiation of planning conditions/S106 Agreements is invaluable.
Chris is involved in all aspects of Minerals, Waste & Environmental planning at MPG. His experience in both geo-environmental research/reporting as well as Minerals and Waste Planning/Permitting mean he is ideally suited to producing the 'complete package' for our clients.
Recent projects have included: Extension to a gritstone site providing stone for La Sagrada Familia Cathedral in Barcelona, Planning and Permit applications for the recovery/restoration of abandoned mineral sites and the resolution of a number complex ROMP cases.
Assistant - minerals, waste and environment
MGeo (Hons) Geoscience
Mark joins us with a Masters in Geoscience from a background in the Oil & Gas Industry.
He will be hands-on over the coming months both on-site and back at the head-office assisting the team with both Environmental Monitoring & the formation of Planning Applications.
BSc (Hons) Mining Geology MSc Mining Geology
Member of the Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Steve has sound experience in the field of engineering geology including slope stability, rock & soil anchoring, hydrogeological assessment, reserve/resource assessment and the use of computers in engineering geology/hydrogeological modelling. He is presently utilising the recently issued LANDSIM hydro-risk assessment software.
He has also produced a CPD course on the QA of landfill liner construction which Martin was also involved in. He also has wide experience in assessing gold mines and other precious metals, and has recently assessed a prospect in California, USA for one of our clients.
BSc Civil and Structural Engineering
Peter has a broad based background in engineering design, supervision and project management, having worked in contracting, local government and consultancy on a wide range of projects. He specializes in the design of drainage systems and stream/river diversions to full NRA requirements as well as flood risk assessments etc.