The new Minerals Local Plan will set out our overall approach to future minerals provision in Nottinghamshire up to 2030. Key issues will include the amount of mineral we will need to produce to meet demand, the location of future sites and the social and environmental impacts of mineral working.
The plan will need to go through a series of informal and formal public consultation stages and finally an independent examination before it can be adopted by the County Council. A number of informal stages have already been completed and these are listed below:
- Issues and options consultation document - January 2012
- Preferred Approach consultation document - October 2013
- Additional Consultation on sand and gravel provision - May 2014
- Additional consultation on sand and gravel provision: Shelford West - October 2014
All comments received to the additional stages of consultation on the Preferred Approach and are now being considered and relevant comments will be added to those put forward at the earlier Preferred Approach consultation stage. These comments will then be incorporated into the Nottinghamshire Minerals Local Plan Submission Draft consultation document. Public consultation on this document is expected to take place in late summer/autumn 2015.
You can view the comments made on the most recent and previous stages of the Minerals Local Plan via our interactive Development Framework for the Minerals Local Plan.
Once the consultation has closed, all comments received will be considered along with those put forward at the earlier Preferred Approach consultation stages. Relevant comments will then be incorporated into a Submission Draft consultation document ready for another public consultation period prior to formal submission of the minerals Local Plan to the Planning Inspectorate for examination and formal adoption.
Previous Preferred Approach consultation documents
Please follow the appropriate links below to access information on the previous consultations carried out on the Nottinghamshire Minerals Local Plan Preferred Approach.
Preferred Approach consultation – October 2013
Nottinghamshire Minerals Local Plan Preferred Approach [PDF]
Additional Consultation – Sand and Gravel – May 2014
Minerals Local Plan Preferred Approach Additional Consultation document [PDF]
Nottinghamshire Minerals Local Plan Consultation – Shelford West [PDF]
The minerals Local Plan is supported by a range of background papers and technical reports: