Drop in event for mineral extraction in Worcestershire

Processing crushed rock at Fish Hill Quarry
Processing crushed rock at Fish Hill Quarry
Published Friday, 11th January 2019

A drop in event about Worcestershire County Council's Minerals Local Plan will be held at The Hive this month.

The event will be held on the 21st of January 2019 at the Hive in Worcester. Drop in any time between 2pm and 8pm to talk to the Minerals team.

All are welcome to come and find out more about the plan, chat about mineral extraction in Worcestershire and ask any questions.

The County Council wants to hear views from both residents' and businesses' on the draft plan and method for choosing mineral sites in Worcestershire

Councillor Ken Pollock, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Economy and Infrastructure at Worcestershire County Council, said: "The event on the 21st of January will be a great opportunity to speak to the Minerals team about the proposed plans for mineral extraction in Worcestershire.

"I am confident that these mineral planning documents will help us to provide the raw materials Worcestershire needs for development, whilst also delivering positive long-term benefits for Worcestershire's environment, economy and communities. Your views will help us shape the plan to get the most out of these benefits."

The County Council puts together a plan for mineral extraction to ensure that the essential raw materials for building homes, schools, and hospitals are available.

The Minerals Local Plan will be used to guide where and how mineral extraction will take place in the county for the next 15 years.

All the consultation documents and information are available on the minerals planning policy pages of the Council's website

The drop in event is being held at The Hive in Worcester from 2pm-8pm on 21st January 2019.

The full consultation runs from  December 17, 2018 to February 8, 2019 and people can contact the Minerals Planning Policy team by calling 01905 766374 or emailing minerals@worcestershire.gov.uk  or write to the address below:

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Minerals and Waste Planning Policy

Worcestershire County Council

County Hall