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Have your say on possible mineral sites across Norfolk

Have your say on possible mineral sites across Norfolk

Published by Grace Marner
4:03pm 20th September 2019.

We're into the second stage of this Norfolk County Council Consultation.

It's time for you to have your say about the updates to the minerals and waste sites across Norfolk.

They want stakeholders, including parish councils and the public to give their feeback on the latest document.

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The minerals are essential for building

The six-week consultation opened to the public on Wednesday (18th September).

The plans they want your views on include proposals for sites where minerals could be extracted across Norfolk.

The sorts of minerals that are quarried are essential for building, industry and transport.

But before any of this takes place, a planning application would have to be made for each site that is deemed suitable for mineral extraction.

This consultation focuses on minerals extraction sites only as no new waste management sites are currently required, but some policies relating to the location and design of waste management sites are contained in the plan.

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It's something that all parts of the country have to have in place. They're reviewed every five years so they stay up to date and in line with local and national planning policies. 

Cllr Andy Grant, Norfolk County Council Cabinet Member for Environment & Waste, said:

"I encourage anyone who is interested to carefully read the consultation documents, and make their comments known, all of which can be done online.

"This is the second round of consultation in this process to update our Minerals and Waste Local Plan. Following feedback we received in the first round of consultation a number of changes to the draft Minerals and Waste Local Plan document were made, including the removal of sites in the parishes of Holt, Feltwell, Quidenham, Shouldham and Marham and reducing the size of the proposed area of search at Shouldham and Marham."

The first public consultation stage, called the 'Initial Consultation' took place in summer 2018. The responses received have been considered in the production of the second public consultation document, the 'Preferred Options'. This is the document that stakeholders, including parish councils and the public are now being encouraged to give their feedback on.

Find out more information and take part in the consultation.

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