Minerals and waste plan for county takes shape

Published Thursday 11 January 2018

Harborough District Council is the latest organisation to provide feedback on a plan guiding mineral extraction and waste developments in Leicestershire over the next 15 years.

Leicestershire County Council, which is responsible for minerals and waste planning, has been consulting on changes to its draft minerals and waste local plan, covering the period up to 2031.

Mineral extraction is a major part of not only Leicestershire’s economy but the UK economy. The minerals and waste local plan aims to balance protection of the environment and local communities with the need for a steady supply of minerals.

As part of the consultation Harborough District Council has made representations to Leicestershire County Council, along with other organisations and members of the public.  Officers from the two authorities have been in discussion and are committed to working together to produce the best possible outcome for residents.

The council said it is pleased to be given the opportunity to feed into this important document to ensure the plan is the best it can be for the Harborough district and wider county. 

The consultation closed on 22 December 2017.