Consultation open for views on mineral extraction in Worcestershire

A picture of Clifton Quarry in Severn Stoke Published Monday, 19th August 2019

A consultation on minerals extraction will run from the August 19 2019 to September 30 2019 and is open to views now.

Worcestershire residents are invited to contribute their views on the Minerals Local Plan that will outline where quarries might be developed over the next 15 or more years.
 
The consultation is on the "Publication Version" of the Worcestershire Minerals Local Plan that will be submitted to the Secretary of State.
 
The Minerals Local Plan will be used to guide where and how minerals extraction will take place in Worcestershire.
 
The plan aims to ensure we have the essential raw materials available which we need for building homes, schools, hospitals. It also sets out how mineral development can provide benefits for the environment, economy and communities.
 
Councillor Ken Pollock, cabinet member with responsibility for economy and infrastructure at Worcestershire County Council said: “The current minerals plan used in Worcestershire dates back to 1997, so developing this new plan is of great importance to the county. Before we submit the document to the Secretary of State people have six weeks to comment on the Publication Document. It is important that residents get involved with this and respond during the consultation period.”
 
This stage of the consultation is for views on the legal and procedural compliance of the Minerals Local Plan, the soundness of the Minerals Local Plan or whether it conforms with the duty to co-operate.
 
A representation form, and guidance note to assist in responding to this consultation are available at www.worcestershire.gov.uk/minerals
 
Speak to the Minerals Planning Policy team on 01905 766374
 
Email us at minerals@worcestershire.gov.uk
 
Write to us at:
FREEPOST RTHC-XXCK-AJGY
Minerals and Waste Planning Policy
Worcestershire County Council
County Hall
Worcester
WR5 2NP