Issue details

Greater Manchester Joint Minerals Development Plan Document (GMJMDPD)

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 )

Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Decision due: June 2012 by Executive

Decision due: July 2012 by Council Meeting

Lead member: Executive Councillor (Economic Development & Regeneration) Executive Councillor (Regeneration)

Department: Place and Regeneration

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

Consultation process

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.


Forward Plan Reference: RGN200

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.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee for the purpose of call-in: Environment & Economy


Agenda items


  • Schedule of Main Modifications (April 2012)  
  • Schedule of Minor Modifications (April 2012)