Decision details

Greater Manchester Joint Minerals Development Plan Document (GMJMDPD) (RGN200)

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Approval of the Main Modifications to the Joint Minerals Development Plan Document for subsequent period of public consultation (and note the additional minor modifications).


(This item relates to previous Forward Plan item ENV60 and Council Meeting Decision reference CM122 of 12 January 2012. Details can be found on the website at )


The Executive Meeting considered the Main and additional Minor Modifications required to the Greater Manchester Joint Minerals Plan following consideration of the Plan by the Secretary of State’s Inspector and have recommended that the Council Meeting:-


·         Approve the Main Modifications to the Joint Minerals Development Plan Document and subsequent period of public consultation, and

·         Note the additional Minor Modifications.

Alternative options considered:


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Equality and/or Environmental Impact Assessment: Yes. Both an Equality Impact Assessment and a Sustainability Appraisal have been undertaken so as to meet requirements in the preparation of the GMJMDPD.

Decision Reference: ED1397

Forward Plan Reference: RGN200

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Since the ten GM Authorities agreed to produce a joint Development Plan Document (DPD) covering minerals issues, the document has undergone a series of consultations including Public Examination before an independent Inspector.  This was adjourned (23/02/12) to allow public consultation on the proposed Main Modifications to the Plan which were identified during the hearing.  This cannot take place until Full Council of each of the ten districts approves them.


Consultation is to take place during August and September (for a 6 week period), following which the Inspector will need to consider any representations received and this may require a further hearing session in October 2012.


Contact: Richard Wood, Services to Place Email: Tel: 0161 474 4386.

Report author: Richard Wood

Publication date: 20/06/2012

Date of decision: 19/06/2012

Decided at meeting: 19/06/2012 - Executive

Effective from: 27/06/2012

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