Minerals Report

The Minerals Local Plan sets out the long-term planning strategy for mineral development in Worcestershire to 2035 and beyond. It seeks to enable sustainable development by balancing economic and social need for minerals against any potential social and environmental harm, and seeks to maximise the potential for social, economic and environmental benefits to be realised.

While it says,

Minerals are an essential raw material in our daily lives, contributing £235bn annually to the national economy from mineral extraction, products manufacture and first use markets.

It is also true;

Britain will have a tourism industry worth over £257 billion by 2025 – just under 10% of UK GDP and supporting almost 3.8 million jobs, which is around 11% of the total UK number. Tourism’s impact is amplified through the economy, so its impact is much wider than just the direct spending levels.

The Key policy is:

 We need far more safeguards that planning permission will NOT be granted for development which harms these features or does not enhance the environment.

You have six weeks up to 5pm on Monday 30th September 2019. We would encourage you to say you want to participate in the hearings. This is just a round table discussion, there is no interrogation of people wanting to take part.

Find below examples of ALL objection letters needed to be sent to appose parts MLP1 MLP7 and MLP17 of the Worcestershire County Council Minerals Local Plan:


Please use the form or just write in.

[email protected]

Mineral Planning Policy
Worcestershire County Council
County Hall
Spetchley Road


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Following the publication version consultation, Worcestershire County Council are currently collating the representations received to the publication version consultation on the Minerals Local Plan, which ran from 19 August 2019 to 30 September 2019.

The representations will be submitted alongside the Minerals Local Plan to the Secretary of State before the end of 2019. The Secretary of State will appoint an independent Planning Inspector to assess the ‘soundness’ and legal compliance of the plan.

Independent Examination
Anticipated: Q4 2019 – Q3 2020


Receipt of Inspector’s Report
Anticipated: Q3 or Q4 2020

Adoption Anticipated Q4 2020 or Q1 2021

Mineral Site Allocations Development Plan Document (this will identify specific sites) 

Consultation on draft Mineral Site Allocations Development
Plan Document: scheduled Q3 2020 – Q4 2020