Drop-in event at The Hive to explain mineral extraction in Worcestershire

January 08 2019
Drop-in event at The Hive to explain mineral extraction in Worcestershire

People can find out about mineral extraction in Worcestershire at a drop-in event being held at The Hive in Worcester later this month.

The event, on Monday, January 21, will showcase Worcestershire County Council’s Minerals Local Plan. Residents and business people can call in at any time between 2pm and 8pm on the day to talk to the minerals team and ask questions.

The county council wants to hear views on the draft plan and method for choosing mineral sites in Worcestershire.

Conservative councillor Ken Pollock, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Economy and Infrastructure at Worcestershire County Council, said: "The event on January 21 will be a great opportunity to speak to the minerals team about the proposed plans for mineral extraction in Worcestershire.

"I am confident that these mineral planning documents will help us to provide the raw materials Worcestershire needs for development, whilst also delivering positive long-term benefits for Worcestershire's environment, economy and communities.”

He added that the public’s views would help shape the plan to “get the most out of these benefits”.

The county council puts together a plan for mineral extraction to ensure that the essential raw materials for building homes, schools, and hospitals are available.

The Minerals Local Plan will be used to guide where and how mineral extraction will take place in the county for the next 15 years.

All the consultation documents and information are available at www.worcestershire.gov.uk/minerals or to view in local libraries across the county.

For more information visit: www.worcestershire.gov.uk/minerals.

The full consultation runs until February 8 and people can contact the Minerals Planning Policy team by calling 01905 766374 or emailing minerals@worcestershire.gov.uk  or write to: 

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Minerals and Waste Planning Policy

Worcestershire County Council

County Hall

Worcester

WR5 2NP