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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 Plan will replace the existing Joint Minerals Local Plan which was adopted in January 2004 and provides minerals planning policies for Hull and the East Riding. The new plan has been submitted to be examined and all information relating to its examination can be found on the Joint Minerals Local Plan Examination page.

Joint Minerals Local Plan 2004 (pdf 7mb opens in new window)

Joint Minerals Local Plan 2004 Proposals Map (pdf 2mb opens in new window)

The Government issued a Direction which lists those policies in the adopted Joint Minerals Local Plan that are ‘saved’ beyond 27 September 2007. Any policies not listed in the Direction (the letter below) have now expired.

Joint Minerals Local Plan – Saved Policies Direction (pdf 737kb opens in new window)

When complete, the new Joint Minerals Local Plan will include:

  • 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 2026
  • policies to help safeguard important minerals transport infrastructure such as wharves.

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

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

The latest timetable for producing the Joint Minerals Plan is as follows:

  • Issues and Options – Complete 2008
  • Preferred Approach – Complete 2010
  • Site Selection and Additional Sites – Complete early 2012
  • Second Preferred Approach – Complete Summer 2016
  • Publication – April 2018
  • Submission – Complete July 2018
  • Examination – January 2019
  • Adoption – Expected Summer 2019. 

What is the latest stage in preparing the Joint Minerals Local Plan?

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 opens in new window)

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

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

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 17.78mb opens in new window) 

Proposed Submission Joint Minerals Local Plan Policies Map April 2018 (pdf 21mb opens in new window) 

Proposed Submission Joint Minerals Local Plan Sustainability Appraisal Final Report (pdf 2mb opens in new window)

Proposed Submission Joint Minerals Local Plan Sustainability Appraisal Appendices (pdf 7.2mb opens in new window)

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

Background documents  

Aggregates Apportionment Background Paper (pdf 563kb opens in new window) 

Minerals Resource and Infrastructure Safeguarding Background Paper (pdf 762kb opens in new window)

Historic Environment Background Paper (pdf 1.7mb opens in new window) 

Natural Environment Background Paper (pdf 1.7mb opens in new window)

Site Selection Background Paper (pdf 17mb opens in new window)

Revised Preferred Approach

Consultation on the Joint Minerals Local Plan Revised Preferred Approach document was undertaken in July 2016. 

Joint Minerals Local Plan Revised Preferred Approach (pdf 8.5mb opens in new window) 

Revised Preferred Approach Sustainability Appraisal/Strategic Environmental Assessment (pdf 3.4mb opens in new window)

Revised Preferred Approach Habitats Regulations Assessment (pdf 1.5mb opens in new window)

Revised Preferred Approach Consultation Comments Summary (pdf 244kb opens in new window) 

Revised Preferred Approach Consultation Comments (pdf 15.7mb opens in new window)

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

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 opens in new window)

Sustainability Appraisal (pdf 113.5kb opens in new window)

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 opens in new window)

Preferred Approach

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:

Main Report

Preferred Approach – Joint Minerals DPD (pdf 2.1mb opens in new window)

Appendix A

Site Assessments (pdf 66kb opens in new window)

Appendix B

Appendix C

Consultation feedback form (pdf 69kb opens in new window)

Sustainability Appraisal

Sustainability Appraisal Report (pdf 3.6mb opens in new window)

Habitats Regulation Assessment report (pdf 638kb opens in new window)

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 opens in new window)

Sustainability Appraisal (pdf 2.3mb opens in new window)

Habitats Regulations Assessment (pdf 595kb opens in new window)


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: strategic.dc@eastriding.gov.uk