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.
The second stage of consultation was undertaken between 23 October and 18 December 2013 on the Minerals Local Plan Preferred Approach. The majority of the feedback from the consultation focused on the provision of sand and gravel over the plan period including objections to site specific allocations and revised information from the minerals industry. As a result, significant changes are being proposed to the sand and gravel provision elements of the plan including amendments to some site boundaries as well as additional site allocations.
An additional stage of consultation specifically on the sand and gravel provision section of the plan is being undertaken and will run for eight weeks between 14 May and 11 July 2014.
You can view and comment on the consultation document online via our interactive Local Development Framework for the Minerals Local Plan.
Alternatively, you can download a copy of the document below and respond to us via email or post using the response form.
Information panels relating to the consultation will be on display at the following library’s during the consultation period:
- Clifton Library: Friday 23 May – Tuesday 10 June. Officers from the County Council will be on hand from 12.00-14.00 on Tuesday 27 May
- Newark Library: Monday 16 June - Monday 30 June. Officers from the County Council will be on hand from 12.00 – 14.00 on Thursday 19 June.
Please Note: Previous responses to the Minerals Local Plan Preferred Approach remain valid and will not need to be submitted again.
You may wish to make reference to the Preferred Approach consultation document:
Comments made at the Preferred Approach consultation stage can be viewed online via our interactive Local Development Framework for the Minerals Local Plan.
The Additional Consultation on Sand and Gravel Provision is supported by a range of background papers and technical reports: