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Machinery in Fish Hill Quarry
Machinery in Fish Hill Quarry
Published Thursday, 19th September 2019

Worcestershire residents are being invited to offer feedback on the Worcestershire Minerals Local Plan.

The current consultation is on the ‘Publication Version’ of the Minerals Local Plan and is open to views until September 30 2019.

The plan outlines where quarries may be developed in Worcestershire over the next 15 or more years. The version will be submitted to the Secretary of State for approval.

The Minerals Local Plan will be used to guide where and how minerals extraction will take place in Worcestershire.

The plan aims to ensure we have the essential raw materials available which we need for building homes, schools, hospitals. It also sets out how mineral development can provide benefits for the environment, economy and communities.

Councillor Ken Pollock cabinet member with responsibility for economy and infrastructure at Worcestershire County Council said, “The Minerals Local Plan will be vital in providing for the future of Worcestershire. We are welcoming responses on legal and procedural compliance before this is submitted to the Secretary of State. If residents want to share their views, it is important that comments are submitted to the County Council before the 30th of September.”

This stage of the consultation is for views on the legal and procedural compliance of the Minerals Local Plan, the soundness of the Minerals Local Plan or whether it conforms with the duty to co-operate.

A representation form, and guidance note to assist in responding to this consultation are available on the minerals section of the Council's website.

Speak to the Minerals Planning Policy team on 01905 766374

Email us at minerals@worcestershire.gov.uk

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Minerals and Waste Planning Policy

Worcestershire County Council

County Hall

Worcester

WR5 2NP