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2021 to 2022 Proposed Draft Plan

The purpose of this consultation stage is to consult on a draft version of the intended Minerals Local Plan in its entirety. 


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This includes strategic priorities for mineral development, strategic policies to address those priorities and detailed development management policies to control and mitigate the impacts of development.

The Proposed Draft Plan has been developed following previous stages of consultation.

The main consultation

The main consultation document includes:

  • an overview of the plan area in terms of population, economic and social conditions, transport, natural, built and historic environment, and a profile of the minerals industry
  • a long term vision for mineral development to 2038
  • strategic priorities and objectives to deliver the vision
  • strategic policies including ones to enable the supply of important minerals to 2038 and site allocations, where appropriate, to meet demand
  • development management policies to avoid, control and mitigate the impacts of mineral development
  • a monitoring framework to monitor the effects of the plan’s polices and proposals, and inform the need for plan review
  • site development briefs detailing the principal planning requirements that need to be addressed by any planning application to work a proposed allocation site
  • a key diagram and policies map which presents the plan’s policies geographically

Other consultation documents include:

  • background papers providing greater detail on the important minerals and other topic areas
  • development papers detailing how the plan has been developed over time through previous consultation stages
  • assessments including sustainability appraisals, a strategic transport assessment, a habitats regulations assessment, a strategic flood risk assessment, and a sand and gravel sites assessment
  • a duty to cooperate report
  • a 'Report of Representations on the 2018 Proposed Approach and 2020 Sand and Gravel Consultations'

The consultation was for an 8-week period ending on Friday 29 April 2022