Worcestershire Minerals Local Plan

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 “Download the response document”, you can view all responses received up to the close of the consultation on 8th February 2019, and also late responses received by 15th February 2019. Charlton Parish Council commented 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 state that comments received have been considered and amendments will be made to the relevant documents as necessary. 


The sites which have been proposed can be viewed on the interactive Mineral Sites DPD mapping tool on the Mineral Site Allocations DPD page at www.worcestershire.gov.uk/minerals

A Publication Version of the Minerals Local Plan was considered by Worcestershire County Council's cabinet in June 2019 and Full Council in July 2019. Following approval by Full Council, consultation under Regulation 19 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012) (as amended) is now being undertaken in order to allow representations to be made under Regulation 20. The closing date for responses at this stage of the Plan is Monday 30th September.


On behalf of Charlton village residents, and in consultation with our District Councillor, Tony Rowley, your Parish Council has 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 are also making 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:

Representation_Form (1) 26.9.19.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [129.5 KB]
Extract from Minerals Plan submission re[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [47.0 KB]

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

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