Friday, 28 February 2014

Devon's Minerals Plan delayed again

In answer to our local county councillor, DCC's Minerals Officer has written:
I am unable to confirm when the next stage of public consultation for the Minerals Plan will be. We are still awaiting further information from Aggregate Industries that we need before taking a view on whether the impacts that have been identified are capable of being addressed in a manner that would enable the site at Straitgate to be considered for inclusion in the Plan. 
Before any formal consultation on the Minerals Plan, we are likely to have informal discussion with local stakeholders to explain the intended approach to sand and gravel supply and seek their input. I will keep you informed of when this will take place – dependent on when we get the outstanding information, I would expect this to be within the next two months, with the formal public consultation on the Minerals Plan now likely around early Summer.