Carter Jonas has an in-house team of minerals and waste management experts, who specialise in spotting and extracting the hidden value in land.

We advise private and industrial clients on all aspects of mineral extraction and waste management – from site identification and viability assessment, through the planning process to site reclamation.

Working through our national network of offices, our advice is close to hand when you need it.


If you want to unlock the full value of your property, you should think about its hidden assets – what lies under the ground can be as valuable as what lies above it.

Our team of Chartered Minerals Surveyors and Planners is highly skilled in identifying sites where mineral extraction might be viable and in assessing the feasibility of exploiting them. From geological research to site testing and feasibility studies, we offer all the services you need to maximise the value of your property.

Land with minerals can be a major investment and, like all investments, it needs careful management to ensure healthy returns. Minerals are a wasting asset: once they’ve been worked, they’re gone. So efficient site management is essential to maximise income. Carter Jonas’s expertise in this area pays for itself. We have all the skills you’d expect for the successful management of mineral sites, honed over the years we have been acting for private and industrial clients throughout the UK and abroad.

Securing planning permission for mineral and waste management sites is increasingly complex. We help clients plan a site that meets the conditions set by their local authority, and with minimal compromise. We can be called upon to identify and assess sites, weigh up environmental and social implications in the context of national and local planning policy, design the development and obtain planning permission by negotiation or appeal. By using our expertise in balancing conflicting planning demands, you’ll be establishing a firm basis for future success.

Sites with mineral and waste management assets are unique, so it is essential when they are bought, sold or let that you instruct specialists to draft transfer documents and agreements. Our experts are experienced at drawing up bespoke contracts, tailored to the specific needs of the client and their site, while our valuers ensure that appropriate financial terms are agreed to reflect the value of the site’s assets. Whether you are a landowner or an industrial client, we will put your interests, and your competitive advantage, first.

Carter Jonas has advised operators and developers in the waste management sector for over 50 years. Our team is adept at this technically demanding area of business. We understand the changing face of the industry, the move away from a reliance on landfill and the need to build flexibility into schemes to ensure full advantage can be taken of emerging technologies. Our team has been involved in a wide variety of waste management projects, from landfill and recycling through to composting, waste-to-energy and biomass.

We offer advice on:Site acquisition and strategic planning for waste management facilities

  • Planning applications, environmental impact assessments and environmental permitting applications
  • Valuation for security, accounts, acquisition and disposal of waste facilities
  • Non-domestic rating
  • Site disposal
  • Emerging waste management technologies, waste streams and waste-to-energy

Cost consultancy at Carter Jonas is delivered by chartered quantity surveyors with many years of experience in this specialist field. It is an integral function of our building consultancy service and it ensures that our clients benefit from high-quality, holistic advice.

The team is focussed on helping clients to manage their expectations around the financial commitments they will be imparting to their property. Whether this takes the form of a pre-acquisition development appraisal, pre-construction planning or a reinstatement cost assessment, an accurate construction valuation is key to making informed decisions.

Contact Our Team
Our national minerals and waste team operates across the UK.
01743 213248 email team

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