Staffordshire County Council has now considered a report into the preparation of a new Minerals Local Plan. The new Plan, when adopted, will replace their current plan. The new Plan will set out the vision, objectives and spatial strategy for future mineral related development within Staffordshire over the next 15 years.
Work on a replacement Minerals Local Plan started in 2005 but was deferred in 2009 to allow progress to be made in preparing the Joint Waste Local Plan. The Waste Local Plan is now nearing adoption and work has now recommenced on preparing a new Minerals Local Plan.
The proposed timetable is:
Prepare the Local Aggregate Assessment, the Statement of Community Involvement and the Scoping Report: March to June 2013
Notify key participants on commencement of Plan: July 2013
Consult on Draft Minerals Local Plan: November 2013
Representation period on proposed submission (draft): September 2014
Submission to the Secretary of State: January 2015
To read the recent report on the matter please visit: