Minerals Issues Discussion Paper - Consultation
A Minerals Issues Discussion Paper has been prepared to help us determine how sustainable minerals development in Cheshire East should be achieved. It is intended to provide a starting point for any organisation or individual to offer their views on strategic minerals planning issues as part of the Local Plan process. The paper performs the following roles:
- provides a general background to minerals in Cheshire East; the types found, where and how they are extracted, and what they are used for
- identifies key existing and emerging national planning policy and guidance and other sources of information relevant to minerals planning
- identifies the most recent evidence available on minerals and mineral operations in Cheshire East
- identifies the key strategic issues for minerals development planning in Cheshire East and asks how best the Local Plan should address them.
Consultation on the Minerals Issues Discussion Paper took place from 2 March until 2 April 2012. Although the consultation has now ended, the documents are still available on this page for reference.
A report of consultation has been prepared summarising the comments received and is available to download below.