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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 Worcestershire Minerals Local Plan (adopted 14 July 2022).

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.

Adoption of the Minerals Local Plan 

Worcestershire County Council adopted the Worcestershire Minerals Local Plan on 14th July 2022. The council has published the Minerals Local Plan, an “adoption statement” and the accompanying Sustainability Appraisal Report and Strategic Environmental Assessment adoption statement on the website and these document can also be inspected at County Hall reception (Spetchley Road, Worcester, WR5 2NP), during normal office hours and at public libraries in Worcestershire.  

Any person aggrieved by the Worcestershire Minerals Local Plan may make an application to the High Court under Section 113 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 on the ground that:

(a) the document is not within the appropriate power as conferred by Part 2 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004; 

(b) a procedural requirement has not been complied with. 

Any such application must be made to the High Court not later than 26 August 2022. This represents a period of six weeks for applications beginning with the day after the date on which the Local Plan was adopted. The Worcestershire Minerals Local Plan cannot be questioned in any legal proceedings except in so far as is provided by Section 113.