Mineral Factsheets

A number of factsheets have been produced to aid understanding of the issues that surround minerals planning, minerals extraction and quarrying in Cheshire. These include:

Introduction (PDF, 186KB)

  1. Minerals in Cheshire PDF, 234KB)
  2. Active Mineral Sites in Cheshire Map (PDF, 511KB)
  3. Congleton (PDF, 111KB)
  4. Crewe and Nantwich (PDF, 136KB)
  5. Macclesfield (PDF, 117KB)
  6. Vale Royal (PDF, 363KB)
  7. Ellesmere Port and Neston (PDF, 225KB)
  8. Chester City (PDF, 109KB)
  9. Delamere Sand sheet (PDF, 92KB)
  10. Hard Rock (PDF, 229KB)
  11. Silica Sand (PDF, 85KB)
  12. Salt (PDF, 86KB)
  13. Construction Sand and Gravel (PDF, 240KB)
  14. Enforcement (PDF, 99KB)
  15. Areas of Search (PDF, 62KB)
  16. Preferred Area (PDF, 123KB)
  17. Test of Soundness (PDF, 136KB)
  18. Consultation Process (PDF, 190KB)
  19. Apportionment and Land banks (PDF, 120KB)
  20. Aggregates Levy (PDF, 134KB)
  21. Restoration, Aftercare and Afteruse (PDF, 94KB)

Also see, the Glossary of Terms (PDF, 263KB)

Please note that these factsheets were produced by Cheshire County Council prior to the formation of Cheshire East in April 2009 and references to Cheshire County Council and its Minerals Development Framework are no longer valid. The factsheets are provided for information purposes only.