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Planning for Minerals

Booking reference: 165 6604 17 3002

Wednesday, 06 February 2013 at 9:30AM - 1:00PM
International Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne
From £47.50 excluding vat
RTPI North East

Minerals are an important natural resource which can only be worked where they are found and as such raise a wide range of planning issues.  Speakers from a variety of backgrounds will provide insightful updates on topics of interest to mineral planners.  Including a legal update specific to mineral, issues facing the industry, habitat creation through site restoration, and planning for minerals and delivering and implementing Government policy through local plans

Join us, to hear, discuss/debate the current issues surrounding minerals planning.

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If you are a member of the RTPI taking advantage of the special member discounts please ensure you include your full name and membership number

Full Agenda

09:30 Registration and refreshments

10:00 Welcome by the Chair Claire Teasdale, Durham County Council.

10:05 Frank Orr, Director,  Dickinson Dees, LLP,

Legal matters: legal update specific to mineral planning. 

10:40 Malcolm Ratcliff, Senior Planning Advisor, Mineral Products Association. 

Current issues facing the minerals industry including its recent Annual Mineral Planning Survey (AMPS), which the MPA has recently published as its view on the performance of the planning system.  The talk will make reference to the MPA's 'Making the Link' campaign, an assessment of the importance of the extractive sector to the UK economy, and to the need to plan properly for dimension stone.

11:15 - 11:30 refreshments

11:30 John Mills, Planning Adviser with the Nature After Minerals (NAM) Project

The role of the Nature After Minerals (NAM) Project to promote strong policies in Mineral Plans on biodiversity and habitat creation through mineral site restoration. 

12:05 Jonathan King, Planning Inspectorate

Delivering and implementing Government policy through local plans in the context of the local plan system including reference to the NPPF (including the Technical Guidance to the NPPF) and CLG Guidance on the Managed Aggregate Supply System as well as the requirements for a local aggregates assessment to be prepared

12:40 - 13:00    Discussion and Close