Minerals Safeguarding Development Plan Document

Cornwall Council is preparing a Minerals Safeguarding Development Plan Document (DPD) to identify areas of mineral resource and infrastructure which will be safeguarded for future use.

The submission consultation has now closed.  

The following individual responses to the Minerals Safeguarding DPD Submission consultation document were received.  Comments received will be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for consideration during the Examination.

Cornwall Council consulted on the Mineral Safeguarding Development Plan Document for a period of eight weeks from 12 June 2017 to 7 August 2017. The consultation is now closed and no further comments are being accepted.

All the documents will remain available on this page for the immediate future. 

The document proposes to safeguard mineral resources and infrastructure within Mineral Safeguarding Areas identified on the submission policy map.

View the Minerals Safeguarding Development Plan Document submission consultation documents.

full verison of the Minerals Safeguarding DPD including all appendices is available to download. This is a large document (20 mb) and may take time to open depending on your connection speed. 

An interactive map of the proposed Mineral Safeguarding Areas is available.

The above Submission document is supported by a range of evidence reports such as a Sustainability Appraisal and Habitat Regulations Assessment. View the supporting evidence

The responses received during the consultation will be sent to the Secretary of State for the subsequent examination in public. You will be notified when the Minerals Safeguarding DPD has been submitted to the Secretary of State.

Statement of Representation Procedure

Late Representations

The following responses were received outside of the consultation period for the Regulation 19/20 Submission Consultation. These representations will be sent to the Planning Inspectorate, although there is no guarantee that they will be accepted or heard.

Other formats

The documents are also available on request as large print for people with visual difficulties and on coloured paper for people with dyslexia.

Cornwall has a wealth of mineral resources which have been exploited over the centuries. Its complex and diverse geology makes it distinctive. Current mineral extraction is focused on: china clay, aggregates (both primary and secondary), building stone and metals. Some of these minerals are of local importance for construction purposes, others, such as china clay, are of national importance.

There is a need to provide specific detailed information and policy on mineral safeguarding. The purpose of the Minerals Safeguarding Development Plan Document is to expand on the strategic policies and safeguard mineral resources for future use. Key aspects that the DPD will cover includes: safeguarding china clay, aggregates, building stone and metals; and mineral infrastructure.