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More time to have your say on minerals development in Essex

News / Thu 14th Mar 2024 at 06:26am

RESIDENTS have been given additional time to provide feedback on the future of minerals development in Essex.

Due to significant public interest, Essex County Council has extended the closing date for the consultation on the Replacement Essex Minerals Local Plan. It will now close on Tuesday 9 April.Essex County Council is required to publish a Minerals Local Plan.

This provides planning policies for minerals development in Essex and identifies future sites for mineral extraction – otherwise known as quarrying.During the consultation, residents and other stakeholders are being invited to feedback on the sites submitted for inclusion, as well as the revised Plan itself.

Councillor Lee Scott, Essex County Council Cabinet Member for Planning a Growing Economy, said: “Public interest in the Replacement Essex Minerals Local Plan has been very high and I’m pleased that we’ve moved to extend the deadline for responses, giving residents longer to feedback on the proposals. “I would once again stress that no decisions on potential sites have been made at this stage and we will take the views of our communities into account as the Replacement Essex Minerals Local Plan is finalised.”

Take part in the consultation before Tuesday 9 April at www.essex.gov.uk/minerals-review.

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