Worcestershire Minerals Local Plan (2018-2036)
The adopted Worcestershire Minerals Local Plan 2018-2036 (adopted July 2022) sets out the Council's planning policies for mineral development. It guides how much and what minerals we need to be able to supply, where minerals should be extracted, how sites should be worked and how they should be "restored" when working has finished and how minerals development should ensure Worcestershire's people and places are protected and enhanced.
The Minerals Local Plan is part of the Development Plan and is used by Worcestershire County Council’s planning officers and Planning and Regulatory Committee to make decisions about planning applications for mineral extraction, processing and restoration. It is also used by the City, Borough and District Councils in Worcestershire to ensure other types of development do not sterilise mineral resources or negatively impact mineral infrastructure.
You might also be interested in “the preparation of the Minerals Local Plan” or “the emerging Minerals Site Allocations Development Plan Document”.
Please contact us if you have any queries about the saved policies or require access to a paper copy of the adopted Minerals Local Plan.
Minerals policy team
Directorate of Economy and Infrastructure
Telephone: 01905 766374