Minerals Planning Policy

Minerals Planning Policy

Worcestershire County Council is the Minerals Planning Authority for Worcestershire and is responsible for preparing planning policies on mineral development.

Worcestershire Minerals Local Plan

The Council's current policies are set out in Worcestershire Minerals Local Plan and this was adopted on 14 July 2022. 

The council has published the Minerals Local Plan and the accompanying Sustainability Appraisal (see “Background documents, assessments and appraisals: Statutory Assessments”).

These documents can also be inspected at County Hall reception (Spetchley Road, Worcester, WR5 2NP), during normal office hours and at public libraries in Worcestershire.

The Council is also preparing a Mineral Site Allocations Development Plan Document.

If you would like to be informed about future consultations directly, please contact us to register on our planning consultation database.

The adopted Minerals Local Plan

The adopted Worcestershire Minerals Local Plan 2018-2036 (adopted July 2022) sets out the Council's planning policies for mineral development.

Background to the Minerals Local Plan

Background evidence and information on the preparation of the Minerals Local Plan.

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