Policies which we take into consideration for planning applications for minerals development and when deciding such applications.

The policies were due to expire on the 27 September 2007, but the government has allowed some to be extended, or 'saved', until policies being developed in the minerals and waste development framework supersede them.

The 'saved' policies will continue to form part of the statutory development plan and provide the local policy framework for development control decisions until they are replaced by ones in the minerals and waste plan.

The original minerals local plan is displayed below, but reference to 'saved' policies must be made when considering future development.

Minerals local plan - saved policies

Policy Status
Chapter three - mineral extraction and resource protection Not saved
3/1 - Landbanks Not saved
3/2 - Preferred areas Saved
3/3 - Areas of search Saved
3/4 - Other areas Saved
3/5 - Building sand, non aggregate and energy minerals Not saved
3/6 - Mineral consultation Not saved
3/7 - Mineral sterilisation Not saved
3/8 - Secondary and recycled aggregates Not saved

 

Policy Status
Chapter four - environmental protection Not saved
4/1 - Determination of planning applications Saved
4/2 - Best and most versatile agricultural land Not saved
4/3 - Areas of outstanding natural beauty Saved
4/4 - Heritage coasts Saved
4/5 - Other areas of landscape quality Not saved
4/6 - Nature conservation and habitat protection - national and international Not saved
4/6a - Nature conservation and habitat protection - local Saved
4/7 - Archaeological assessments Not saved
4/8 - Archaeological sites Not saved
4/9 - Other heritage features Not saved
4/10 - Water protection Saved
4/11 - River extraction Saved
4/12 - Transport Not saved
4/13 - Traffic impact Saved
4/14 - Local environment and amenity Saved
4/15 - Public rights of way Saved
4/16 - Ancillary and secondary operation Saved
4/17 - Importation of waste Saved
4/18 - Restoration to agriculture Saved
4/19 - Progressive restoration Not saved
4/20 - Aftercare Saved

 

 

Policy Status
Chapter five - aggregate minerals Not saved
5/1 - Sand and gravel landbanks Saved
5/2 - Sand and gravel provision Not saved
5/3 - Sand and gravel (southwards) preferred areas Not saved
5/4 - Crushed rock provision Not saved
5/5 - Crushed rock preferred areas and areas of search Saved
5/6 - Borrow pits Saved

 

 

Policy Status
Chapter six - deep mined coal Not saved
6/1 - Environmental statement Not saved
6/2 - Deep mining of coal Saved
6/3 - Evaluative framework technique Saved
6/4 - Colliery spoil disposal Saved
6/5 - Colliery waste tips Saved
6/6 - Transport Not saved
6/7 - Subsidence Not saved

 

 

Policy Status
Chapter seven - oil and gas Not saved
7/1 - Noise Not saved
7/2 - Exploration boreholes Saved
7/3 - Identifying of geological structure Saved
7/4 - Appraisal boreholes Saved
7/5 - Production wells Saved
7/6 - Development scheme Saved
7/7 - Development of new reserves Saved
7/8 - Gathering stations Saved
7/9 - Transport Not saved
7/10 - Restoration Saved
7/11 - Retention of features Saved
7/12 - Pipelines Saved

 

 

Policy Status
Chapter nine - other issues Not saved
9/1 - Landbanks Not saved

Strategy and policy context

North Yorkshire minerals and waste plan

The North Yorkshire minerals and waste plan is a collection of emerging planning policy documents which once adopted will replace the minerals local plan existing policies.

For more information

For more information on the mineral local plan please email mwdf@northyorks.gov.uk.

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 Minerals local plan saved policies letter (pdf / 2 MB)