Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Revised landbank

The last figures published by DCC showed that Devon had sand and gravel reserves of 8.535 million tonnes, which included a small reserve on the Somerset side of the Devon/Somerset border. DCC’s Minerals Officer has now advised that:
I’ve just heard from Somerset County Council that they now regard the planning permission for this reserve to have lapsed. The reserve in Somerset should therefore no longer be included, and the correct sand and gravel reserve figure (at the end of 2013) is 8.135 million tonnes. We’ll be using this amended figure for the purposes of the emerging Minerals Plan.
In other words, Devon still has 10 years more than the 7 required.