The Minerals Local Plan is the blueprint for quarrying in Nottinghamshire. It aims to strike a balance between the need for minerals and the need to protect our local environment. Every county council in the UK has a legal duty to publish a Minerals Local Plan, to identify future sites for quarrying.
The Trent Valley is a major source of sand and gravel and Nottinghamshire is the biggest producer of sand and gravel in the East Midlands. The county also contains important reserves of building sand, clay, oil and limestone.
The five year plan sets out the County Council’s policies and proposals for the development of quarrying, identifies suitable locations for quarries and defines how planning permission will be granted.
You can get a copy of the latest Minerals Local Plan online, in your local library or you can buy a copy from the Communities department.
For more information contact us.
web: about the Minerals Local Plan.