The Cheshire Replacement Minerals Local Plan

Minerals Local PlanThe Cheshire Replacement Minerals Local Plan was adopted in 1999 and provides planning advice on where mineral development can take place. It covers both Cheshire East and Cheshire West and Chester Boroughs. Together, these boroughs 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. Some of these saved policies have now been replaced by policies in the Local Plan Strategy (adopted 27 July 2017); a list of these is available to download below.

An interactive adopted policies map is also available which shows the spatial policies of the LPS  alongside the saved policies from the Congleton Local Plan, Crewe and Nantwich Local Plan, Macclesfield Local Plan, Cheshire Waste Plan and Cheshire Minerals Plan.

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Page last reviewed: 17 December 2021