The Cheshire Replacement Minerals Local Plan

Minerals Local PlanThe Cheshire Replacement Minerals Local Plan provides planning advice on where mineral development can take place. It covers both Cheshire East and Cheshire West & Chester boroughs, which contain a variety of minerals including salt, construction sand and silica sand, which are important to the regional and national economy. The working of these minerals has the potential to create a negative impact on the environment and it is important that we achieve the correct balance between the release of sufficient minerals and the protection of our environmental resources.

All policies in the Minerals Local Plan were saved under the Secretary of State's Direction in 2007 but some of these saved policies have now been replaced by policies in the Local Plan Strategy; a list of these is available to download below.

In addition to the saved policies in the Cheshire Minerals Local Plan, the Local Plan Strategy, the Site Allocations and Development Policies Document, completed neighbourhood plans, and saved policies in the Cheshire Waste Local Plan will also be used to determine planning applications.

The adopted policies map shows the geographical extent of policies in the Local Plan.

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Page last reviewed: 09 April 2024