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 first stage of consultation on the Minerals Local Plan closed on 30 March 2012. We would like to thank everyone who responded to the consultation. If you would like to view the comments made you may do so by looking for responses to each question via the interactive Local Development Framework for Minerals Local Plan.
For an up-to-date picture of our progress please see our update newsletter:
Nottinghamshire Minerals Local Plan - update number 1 [PDF]
What will happen next
Over the coming months we will be working through the large volume of consultation responses and from these we will develop our preferred approach document. As part of this process we will also be considering which mineral sites to allocate for future development. More information can be found on the site specific information page.
We currently expect to publish the preferred approach document for public consultation in Autumn 2012.
The documents and background information from the first stage of consultation can be found on our previous consultations page.