Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Devon Minerals Plan further delayed

Two passages to note from the report:
Further progress on developing proposals for sand and gravel supply has been limited by the delay in receiving further information from the potential mineral operator necessary to establish whether the constraints identified through the consultation are capable of being avoided or adequately mitigated. However, the operator has now undertaken extensive investigatory work and has indicated that the outcomes will be reported to the Council shortly to inform preparation of the Minerals Plan. [2.4]
It is anticipated that the pre-submission Minerals Plan will be reported to the Committee and Cabinet in June 2015 for approval for public consultation in advance of its subsequent submission to the Secretary of State. [3.1]