Minerals Background Evidence

Minerals Sites and Areas Assessment 2015

To meet the national policy requirements concerning mineral provision (as set out in The National Planning Policy Framework), the Cheshire East Local Plan will need to identify sites and areas for future mineral extraction in the Borough.

During 2014, we conducted a ‘call for sites’ seeking details of potential mineral sites and areas. Landowners and the minerals industry submitted 29 sites or areas. Each of these has now been subject to a detailed appraisal and the Minerals Sites and Areas Assessment Report includes recommendations including minerals safeguarding areas and indicative draft policies for minerals safeguarding areas.

The evidence collected as part of the 'call for sites' exercise and the recommendations in the report will be subject to formal consultation later in 2016. The report and consultation responses will then be used as part of the evidence base to inform the  minerals sites and minerals areas allocations as well as the minerals development management policies within the Cheshire East Local Plan.

Minerals sites and areas documents downloads:

The North West Aggregates Working Party

Cheshire East is a representative member of the NWAWP . For further information on the monitoring of aggregate production in the North West of England, please visit the NWAWP webpage (hosted by Cheshire West and Chester Council).

Local Aggregate Assessments

In line with the The National Planning Policy Framework, annual LAAs   should be prepared to provide an assessment of the demand for and supply of aggregates. LAAs for Cheshire East along with other relevant documentation concerning aggregates supply are available  to download below.

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