Mineral safeguarding areas for North Yorkshire County Council

Wrighton, C.E.; Bide, T.P.. 2011 Mineral safeguarding areas for North Yorkshire County Council. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 66pp. (CR/11/132N) (Unpublished)

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This report describes work carried out by the British Geological Survey on behalf of North Yorkshire County Council to delineate Mineral Safeguarding Areas (MSAs), the results of which will be used to inform its Minerals and Waste Development Framework. The approach taken is in accordance with the methodology outlined in ‘Mineral safeguarding in England: good practice advice’ (Wrighton et al., 2011). This report has been published during a period of change in national planning policy. The Government has committed to radically streamline and consolidate existing national planning policy. In July 2011 the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) published the draft National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) which has undergone a period of consultation. Whilst the draft NPPF retains the obligation for Local Planning Authorities to define MSAs, it is important to recognise that this report should be read in the context of a changing framework for planning. National policy for minerals safeguarding, at the time of the study, is contained within Minerals Policy Statement 1: Planning and Minerals, which was published in November 2006. The work involved in this study involved the provision of maps showing the extent of mineral resources in North Yorkshire (excluding the national parks) and creating MSAs for each mineral resource. Data depicted on the maps have been provided in digital form to the council for use within a Geographical Information System.

Item Type: Publication - Report
Programmes: BGS Programmes 2010 > Minerals and waste
Funders/Sponsors: British Geological Survey, North Yorkshire County Council
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: Report contains maps. This item has been internally reviewed, but not externally peer-reviewed. Report made open by author in January 2024.
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