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Joint Minerals Plan

Information about the Joint Minerals Local Plan, what the timescale is, what the latest stage is, how to get involved and viewing previous consultations. 

What is the Joint Minerals Local Plan?

The new Joint Minerals Local Plan was adopted on 21 November 2019 and replaces the previous plan that was adopted in January 2004. The Plan provides minerals planning policies for Hull and the East Riding and is the starting point for determining mineral and other relevant planning applications. 

Joint Minerals Local Plan - adopted 2019 (pdf 9mb)

Joint Minerals Local Plan policies map (pdf 23.2mb)

Joint Minerals Local Plan adoption statement (pdf 68kb)

Joint Minerals Local Plan Sustainability Appraisal adoption statement (pdf 245kb)

The Joint Minerals Local Plan includes:

  • a detailed policy framework against which applications for minerals development will be assessed;
  • defined minerals safeguarding areas to help prevent viable reserves from being sterilised by non-mineral surface development;
  • allocations for future mineral workings necessary to provide for the area's future needs to 2033; and
  • policies to help safeguard important minerals infrastructure, such as wharves and concreting plants, from non-minerals development.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council lead on the production of the Joint Minerals Plan with Hull City Council.

What was the timescale for completing the Joint Minerals Local Plan?

The timetable for producing the Joint Minerals Plan was as follows:

  • Issues and Options consultation – Complete 2008
  • Preferred Approach consultation – Complete 2010
  • Site Selection and Additional Sites consultation – Complete early 2012
  • Second Preferred Approach consultation – Complete Summer 2016
  • Proposed submission consultation – Complete April 2018
  • Submission to Secretary of State – Complete July 2018
  • Examination – hearing sessions complete January 2019 (Main modifications consultation complete April 2019)
  • Inspector's final report - July 2019
  • Adoption – November 2019. 

How can I get involved?

To be involved and informed of progress on the Joint Minerals Local Plan, please register your interest by sending us your contact details via the email address below:

Email: forward.planning@eastriding.gov.uk 

Can I view previous consultations for the Joint Minerals Local Plan?

Main Modifications Consultation

East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Hull City Council consulted on proposed Main Modifications to the Joint Minerals Local Plan in March 2019 for 6 weeks. The consultation documents and further details are available to view on the Joint Minerals Local Plan Examination page.

Submission to Secretary of State

The Joint Minerals Local Plan Proposed Submission document, alongside consultation responses and a range of other background evidence, was submitted on 23 July 2018 to the Secretary of State for an Examination in Public. The Submission Statement can be downloaded below:

Submission Statement (pdf 114kb)

Further information is available on the Joint Minerals Local Plan Examination page. 

Proposed Submission Consultation

The council invited representations on a Joint Minerals Local Plan Proposed Submission consultation document from Monday 9 April 2018 – Monday 21 May 2018. The consultation documents and supporting information are provided below. 

Proposed Submission Joint Minerals Local Plan April 2018 (pdf 17mb) 

Proposed Submission Joint Minerals Local Plan Policies Map April 2018 (pdf 21mb) 

Proposed Submission Joint Minerals Local Plan Sustainability Appraisal Final Report (pdf 2mb)

Proposed Submission Joint Minerals Local Plan Sustainability Appraisal Appendices (pdf 7.2mb)

Proposed Submission Joint Minerals Local Plan Habitats Regulations Assessment Stage 1 Screening (pdf 1mb) 

Background documents  

Aggregates Apportionment Background Paper (pdf 563kb)

Minerals Resource and Infrastructure Safeguarding Background Paper (pdf 762kb)

Historic Environment Background Paper (pdf 1.7mb) 

Natural Environment Background Paper (pdf 1.7mb)

Site Selection Background Paper (pdf 17mb)

Revised Preferred Approach Consultation

Consultation on the Joint Minerals Local Plan Revised Preferred Approach document was undertaken in July 2016. The consultation documents and supporting information are provided below. 

Joint Minerals Local Plan Revised Preferred Approach (pdf 8.5mb) 

Revised Preferred Approach Sustainability Appraisal/Strategic Environmental Assessment (pdf 3.4mb)

Revised Preferred Approach Habitats Regulations Assessment (pdf 1.5mb)

The consultation period ended in August 2016. The documents below sets out the comments received through the Revised Preferred Approach consultation, together with officer responses.

Revised Preferred Approach Consultation Comments Summary (pdf 244kb)

Revised Preferred Approach Consultation Comments (pdf 15.7mb)

Site Selection and Additional Sites document

Additional sites for mineral extraction were provided at the Preferred Approach stage and it is proposed to undertake a further round of public consultation for a 6-week period in order to allow the public and stakeholders to comment on the site selection approach and the range of sites being proposed in the Plan. The results of this consultation will inform the Pre-Submission Document that will be submitted to the Secretary of State.

The Site Selection and Additional Sites document was out for consultation in Spring 2012. This document and its associated Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Regulation Assessment can be downloaded below:  

Site Selection and Additional Sites consultation - Joint Minerals DPD (January 2012) (pdf 7.3mb)

Sustainability Appraisal (pdf 2.3mb)

Habitats Regulations Assessment (pdf 595kb)

Preferred Approach consultation

The Preferred Approach consultation document was the second formal stage in the preparation of the Joint Minerals Plan, prepared jointly by East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Hull City Council. The consultation documents and further information are provided below:

Main Report

Preferred Approach – Joint Minerals DPD (pdf 2.1mb)

Appendix A

Site Assessments (pdf 66kb)

Appendix B

Appendix C

Consultation feedback form (pdf 69kb)

Sustainability Appraisal

Sustainability Appraisal Report (pdf 3.6mb)

Habitats Regulation Assessment report (pdf 638kb)

Issues and Options

The Issues and Options consultation document was the first stage in the preparation of the Joint Minerals Plan. It set out the main issues, problems and challenges facing Hull and the East Riding and considers a variety of possible options to help address these. It was accompanied by a Sustainability Appraisal, which identified the key sustainability features of each proposed option: 

Issues and Option – Joint Minerals Plan – download version (pdf 600kb)

Sustainability Appraisal (pdf 113kb)

The consultation period ended in June 2008. The file below sets out the comments received through the Issues and Options consultation, together with officer responses:

Comments on the Issues and Options consultation (pdf 341kb)