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Minerals: Planning Permission

Volume 486: debated on Thursday 15 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what changes have been made to planning guidance issued by her Department on mineral extraction since 1997. (246384)

The following new or revised minerals planning guidance has been issued since 1997:

Minerals Planning Guidance Note 4 (MPG4): Revocation, Modification, Discontinuance, Prohibition and Suspension Orders—Town and Country Planning (Compensation for Restrictions on Mineral Working and Mineral Waste Depositing) Regulations 1997 (August 1997).

Minerals Planning Guidance Note 2 (MPG2): Applications, Permissions and Conditions (July 1998)/

Minerals Planning Guidance Note 3 (MPG3): Coal Mining and Colliery Spoil Disposal (March 1999).

Minerals Planning Guidance Note 5 (MPG5): Stability in Surface Mineral Workings and Tips (January 2000).

National and Regional Guidelines for Aggregates Provision in England 2001-2016 (June 2003).

Minerals Policy Statement 2 (MPS2): Controlling and Mitigating the Environmental Effects of Minerals Extraction in England, including Annexes on Dust and Noise (March 2005).

Minerals Policy Statement 1 (MPS1): Planning and Minerals (November 2006).

In addition, national planning policies set out in a number of Planning Policy Guidance Notes and Planning Policy Statements published since 1997 may also be relevant to developments involving mineral extraction. My Department has also published practice guidance to support national planning policies set out in Minerals Planning Guidance Notes. These documents are available on the Department's website at: