Minerals Local Plan for Gloucestershire

A blueprint for future minerals development throughout the county over the coming years.

The purpose of the Minerals Local Plan for Gloucestershire is to provide a policy framework to guide decisions on planning applications for minerals developments. This may include the working of minerals from quarries or pits, or on-site processing plant and machinery necessary to turn raw materials into saleable products. Since 2003 an Adopted Minerals Local Plan has been in use, which still remains in force. However, this plan needs to be updated.

A review of the Minerals Local Plan is currently underway and a full draft replacement Minerals Local Plan ("the draft plan") has been prepared. This brings together the outcomes of previous public consultations and the findings from research and technical work carried out by the Council. Following consultation on the draft plan, careful consideration will be given to a final draft plan, which will be subject to further consultation, submission to central Government and an independent examination. The intention is to complete the whole plan-making process during 2018. A detailed three-year project timetable for the Minerals Local Plan can be found within the Minerals and Waste Development Scheme.

Current progress on the Minerals Local Plan for Gloucestershire can be found on the Emerging Minerals Local Plan.

Details of all previous consultations concerning the Minerals Local Plan for Gloucestershire can be found on the Evidence Base page.

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