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Minerals Planning Policy

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 adopted Minerals Local Plan. These policies are dated and need replacing, and therefore the Council is preparing a new Minerals Local Plan for Worcestershire and a Mineral Site Allocations Development Plan Document (DPD).

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.

A  ‘Call for Sites’ for the Mineral Site Allocation Development Plan Document is open from 16 January 2020 until 13 March 2020. Further information on the Call for Sites, including a response form for promoting potential sites, is available on the Mineral Site Allocations Development Plan Document page.

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