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Emerging Minerals Local Plan

The Third Stage Consultation ended on 8th March 2017

It is a national requirement that the County Council should have planning policies for the "winning and working" of minerals. The Council's current policies are set out in the "saved" policies of the 1997 Hereford and Worcester Minerals Local Plan. These policies are dated and need replacing.

The Council is preparing a new Minerals Local Plan for Worcestershire. This document will set out how we plan for mineral extraction in the county. It will guide how much and what minerals we need to be able to supply, where minerals should be extracted, how sites should be "restored" when working has finished and how minerals development should protect and enhance Worcestershire's people and places. Once it is adopted it will replace the existing minerals policies in the Hereford and Worcester Minerals Local Plan and will be part of the Development Plan for Worcestershire, to be used to make decisions about planning applications for mineral extraction, processing and restoration in the county.

Where we are now

Previous Consultation Stages

Interactive Minerals Mapping Tool

Background Documents

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