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Land owners wanted to recommend mineral sites

WCC Minerals Plan Published Thursday, 16th January 2020

Worcestershire County Council is looking for new places for mineral extraction in the county.

Land owners are invited to suggest new sites between 16th January 2020 to 13th March 2020.

The consultation will help with allocating specific sites and preferred areas for mineral extraction in the future.

Worcestershire County Council is accepting suggestions for potential mineral sites from land owners across the county.

Councillor Ken Pollock, cabinet member with responsibility for Economy and Infrastructure at Worcestershire County Council said, “Mineral extraction in Worcestershire is important to be able to provide materials for building.

“This consultation will feed into our Mineral Site Allocations Development Plan Document, which is a document that points to preferred areas in the county where quarries will be developed and minerals will be extracted. The document supports our main Minerals Local Plan, and will help us provide greater certainty about where mineral development will take place.”

To promote a site, the following information must be provided: Grid reference of the site, site boundary on an OS base, robust evidence of the quality, quantity and type of mineral resources and evidence of landowner and operator support.

It is also useful to provide details of the expected life of the site and an indication of when proposals are likely to come forward.

The consultation runs until 13th March 2020.

You can find out more information about how to submit a site on the minerals planning policy pages of the Council's website.