Decision details

The Greater Manchester Joint Minerals Development Plan Document (RGN 187)

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To inform Members of the continued development of the Joint Minerals Development Plan Document for Greater Manchester (JMDPD), and to seek full Council approval of the Publication DPD and its submission to Secretary of State.  In addition, members are asked to delegate responsibility for minor or non-material changes to the Publication DPD back to the Joint Minerals Planning Committee.


The Executive Meeting has recommended that the Council Meeting:-


  • approve the publication of the Joint Minerals Development Plan Document and its submission to the Secretary of State, and


  • delegate responsibility to the Greater Manchester Joint Minerals Planning Committee for approval of any minor or non-material changes to the published Joint Minerals Development Plan Document before its submission to the Secretary of State for independent examination.



Alternative options considered:


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Equality and/or Environmental Impact Assessment: Habitats Regulations Assessment Screening (Stage 1) of the Greater Manchester Minerals DPD: Preferred Approach, September 2010, prepared by the Greater Manchester Ecology Unit for Urban Vision. The Minerals Plan must meet the requirements of EU Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Directive and so has been prepared in accordance with the Government’s SA Guidance, which covers the requirements of both Sustainability Appraisal (SA) and SEA. An Equality Impact Assessment will be published alongside the Publication Greater Manchester Joint Minerals Development Plan Document.

Decision Reference: ED1314

Forward Plan Reference: RGN 187

Other reasons / organisations consulted

All policies within the JMDPD, have been subject to consultation with stakeholders.  The Publication JMDPD is now ready to be published under regulation 27 of The Town and Country Planning (Local Development) (England) (amendment) Regulations 2008 and formal representations invited prior to the DPD being submitted to the Secretary of State.


Copies of the previous JMDPD consultation documents and Sustainability Appraisal Reports are available to download from the JMDPD website at  


Representations relating to the Publication DPD should be submitted to GMGU throughout a 6 week consultation period (Regulation 28) to take place July to September 2011.

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

Report author: Richard Wood

Publication date: 15/06/2011

Date of decision: 13/06/2011

Decided at meeting: 13/06/2011 - Executive

Effective from: 22/06/2011

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