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Developing the vision, objectives, strategies, and policies of the minerals plan

The purpose of this consultation stage was to invite comments and suggestions on the emerging approach of the plan including developing the vision, objectives and strategies and policies of the plan.

This consultation began in April 2015. It included a series of individually prepared consultation strategy papers and their respective supporting papers on a wide variety of mineral related topics and the provision of important minerals. These papers were added to and revised, taking into account comments on a rolling basis over the engagement period which ended in June 2016.

The consultation included papers on:

  • the foreword, vision and objectives, spatial portrait and sustainability principles
  • general issues such as:
    • climate change
    • cumulative impacts
    • community concerns
    • transport
    • restoration
    • safeguarding
  • area-based issues such as:
    • reducing quarrying in the PDNP
    • river valleys restoration
    • carboniferous limestone quarries restoration
  • mineral specific issues such as the supply of:
    • aggregate crushed rock
    • sand and gravel
    • building stone
    • industrial limestone
    • brick clay and fireclay,
    • vein minerals
    • coal
    • hydrocarbons
  • other related matters such as:
    • site assessment methodology
    • site assessments
    • duty to cooperate
    • sustainability appraisal

Comments made at the consultation stages inform the ongoing development of the minerals local plan.


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