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Minerals Extraction

Volume 180: debated on Friday 16 November 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the average length of time taken to deal with planning appeals relating to (a) minerals extraction other than opencast coal mining and (b) opencast coal.

The latest information available is for the financial year 1989–90 and is as follows:

Case typeNumber of cases decidedMedian time from start to decision (weeks)
(a) Minerals appeals other than open cast coal4937
(b) Open-cast coal appeals940