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Sand: Lancashire

Volume 467: debated on Tuesday 13 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the ability of Lancashire county council to meet its quota for extracted sand for the period 2001 to 2016. (162371)

In relation to Lancashire county council’s quota for extracted sand, as set out in its sub-regional apportionment of the Aggregates Guidelines 2001 to 2016, plan making and planning policy delivery is devolved to the appropriate regional or local planning body. The agreed sub-regional apportionment, including the ability of a Mineral Planning Authority (Lancashire) to meet it, will be tested during the development plan preparation and scrutiny process by Government Office North West; and subsequently by an independent planning inspector.