Emerging Minerals Local Plan

Minerals local plan hearings postponed: please see the Examination in public page.

The emerging Minerals Local Plan will guide 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 protect and enhance Worcestershire's people and places. Once it is adopted it will replace the existing minerals policies in the adopted 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.

The Publication Version of the Minerals Local Plan was submitted to the Secretary of State for Housing, Community and Local Government on 17 December 2019 for independent examination. The Secretary of State will appoint an independent Planning Inspector to assess the 'soundness' and legal compliance of the plan. More details of the examination process and timetable can be found on the Examination in public page

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

You may also be interested in the emerging Mineral Site Allocations Development Plan Document.