As previously reported, Worcestershire County Council is preparing a new Minerals Local Plan. The Fourth Stage Consultation on a proposed new site selection methodology for a separate Mineral Site Allocations Development Plan Document took place from 17th December 2018 to 8th February 2019.
A Response Document setting out the comments received and initial officer responses to them has been published and is available on the Worcestershire County Council website at:
If you click on the link to "Download the Response Document" you will be able to see the comments made by Charlton Parish Council on 8 elements of the consultation document, and these can be viewed on pages 49, 107, 145, 149, 162, 194, 204 & 207.
Worcestershire County Council subsequently stated that comments received had been considered and amendments would be made to the relevant documents as necessary.
This report was considered by Worcestershire County Council's cabinet in June 2019 and Full Council in July 2019. Following approval by Full Council, further consultation under Regulation 19 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012) (as amended) was undertaken in order to allow representations to be made under Regulation 20. The closing date for responses at this stage of the Plan was Monday 30th September.
On behalf of Charlton village residents, and in consultation with our District Councillor, Tony Rowley, your Parish Council made a written submission detailing areas of the Publication version of the plan which we believe to be unsound, and listing potential additions and amendments for consideration by Worcestershire County Council. We understand that other Parish Councils, including Fladbury and also other councils across the South Worcesterhire region have made their own submissions.
Despite our best efforts, it has not been possible to download the content of our submission in an easily readable form, so the following 2 files show the format of our response and also the detail of the submissions in each of the two response boxes:
Following consideration of all responses received by Worcestershire County Council, the Minerals Local Plan will then be submitted to the Secretary of State for independent examination