Minerals Safeguarding Development Plan Document

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 international 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.

9am Friday 20th April 2018 - 5pm Friday 1st June 2018

Following the examination hearing that was held on Wednesday 10th January 2018, a number of changes have been proposed. 

These proposed changes are set out in the Schedule of Modifications. These modifications are subject to consultation between Friday 20th April and Friday 1st June 2018. All representations should be received no later than 5pm on Friday 1st June 2018; late representations will not be accepted.

All representations received to be submitted to the Inspector to inform his final report and conclusions on the soundness of the Minerals Safeguarding Development Plan Document.

The Statement of Representation Procedure sets out how to respond.

At this time we are only consulting on the most recent changes and not the complete Minerals Safeguarding Development Plan Document.  We are consulting on the changes highlighted in the Schedule of Modifications. The changes being consulted on are shown in the format of a strikethrough or underlined.

Consultation Documents

All documents relating to the Examination including the Schedule of Modificaitons consultation documents are also available within the Examination Library.

Updated Evidence Documents

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

Responses should be made on the response form and returned to the Planning Policy Team:

  • By post: Cornwall Council, Planning Policy Team, Level 3B Pydar House, Pydar Street, Truro TR1 1XU; or
  • By email: localplan@cornwall.gov.uk.

All representations received to be submitted to the Inspector to inform his final report and conclusions on the soundness of the Minerals Safeguarding Development Plan Document.