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Quarrying: Public Participation

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 29 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the Answer of 18 February 2008, Official Report, columns 49-50W, on quarrying: public participation, which local authorities have submitted minerals development plan documents for examination. (195908)

The following local authorities have submitted minerals development plan documents for examination:

Hampshire county council joint with New Forest National Park, Portsmouth and Southampton on 31 May 2006;

Shropshire county council (two Minerals Development Plan Documents) on 27 October 2006;

Kent county council (three Minerals Development Plan Documents) on 29 November 2006;

Suffolk county council on 22 July 2007;

Lancashire county council joint with Blackburn and Darwen and Blackpool on 30 November 2007;

Wiltshire county council joint with Swindon on 26 March 2008; and

North Yorkshire county council on 22 of January 2008.

The minerals development plan documents for Kent and Shropshire were withdrawn following submission.