Silica Sand Review of the Minerals Site Specific Allocations Plan

Closed 20 Apr 2015

Opened 9 Mar 2015


Norfolk County Council has to produce and maintain a Minerals Plan. It sets out how much mineral extraction is needed and it is used when we are considering planning applications. The Minerals Plan covers the whole of Norfolk. This consultation is about the extraction of silica sand, which is only found in King's Lynn and West Norfolk.


The Minerals Site Specific Allocations Plan (adopted in October 2013) contains a requirement for a Silica Sand Review of the Plan to be completed by 2016. The purpose of the Silica Sand Review is to address the predicted shortfall in the quantity of silica sand extraction sites allocated in the Plan, by designating sites or areas which would be suitable to meet this shortfall.


Why your views matter

We've written a document about that sets out the scope and purpose of the Norfolk Silica Sand Review. We want to know how you think we should assess specific sites, preferred areas and/or areas of seach on which silica sand extraction could take place up to 2026, when the current plan ends.



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