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Mining: Planning Permission

Volume 503: debated on Wednesday 6 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what proportion of local authorities have produced finalised mineral core strategies. (308261)

Some 15 of the 95 anticipated mineral core strategies, or core strategies with a minerals element, have been adopted to date. This represents 16 per cent. of the overall anticipated figure. We expect about a further 50 to be published during 2010 and 2011.

In addition, we estimate that approximately 35 mineral planning authorities are expected to produce mineral development plan documents (DPDs) by the end of 2011, to deal with specific issues and sites, rather than addressing minerals in detail in the core strategy.