The presence of protected mineral resources or the proximity of safeguarded mineral infrastructure can place major constraints on development. Without consideration, development plans may sterilise mineral resources and constrain mineral infrastructure contravening planning policy.
To avoid minerals derailing your development, these issues must be considered throughout the planning and land promotion process – the earlier the better.
Mineral Resource Assessments
Mineral Infrastructure Assessments
Intrusive ground investigation
This MA is a good example of how to approach the assessment process with objective data and a reasoned argument as to why safeguarding exemption criteria (Policy DM 7: Land-won Mineral Safeguarding) should apply. It’s a good example to sit aside the Annual Monitoring Report (AMR) that is a significant part of the evidence base for the Plan.
Kent County Council
Mineral Resource Assessment, Land at Pested Bars Road