Nottinghamshire Minerals Local Plan Publication Version

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Key outcomes

(Strategic Objectives)

Performance indicator

Monitoring method / source

Constraints/

risks

Target

Trigger

Further considerations/ mitigation measures

POLICY SP1 – MINERALS PROVISION

Maintaining an adequate supply of mineral

(SO2)

Number of planning permissions:

- Allocated or not

- Extension or new site

10-year and 3-year average for aggregate minerals

Number of jobs created by minerals development

All proposals accord with amenity and environmental protection policies

Planning application documents

Planning permissions delegated or committee reports

Local Aggregate Assessment

Lack of data/ monitoring method on economic trends relating to non-aggregate minerals

All applications granted satisfy the strategy for supply

All applications granted meet all amenity and environmental protection policy targets

Significant number of applications approved which do not satisfy strategy for supply (more than 10%)

Any amenity and environmental protection policy triggers met

Review of applications to identify why granted contrary to strategy for supply

Review policy to ensure supply of mineral is maintained

POLICY SP2 – BIODIVERSITY LED RESTORATION

Inter connectivity between existing habitats and restoration schemes will be achieved and the biodiversity of the County will be improved

(SO6)

Number of planning permissions with biodiversity-led restoration schemes

Number of planning permissions granted contrary to advice from:

- Natural England

- Environment Agency

Area of habitat loss, gain and net-gain/loss (including Habitats of Principal Importance, LBAP habitats and designated sites)

Planning permissions decision notices and delegated or committee reports

Lack of detail in restoration schemes to identify if biodiversity-led

Lack of data available on biodiversity and Water Framework Directive targets

All applications granted have biodiversity-led restoration scheme

Increase in habitat creation/ improvement in local biodiversity and Water Framework Directive targets

Significant number of applications approved which do not have a biodiversity-led restoration scheme (more than 10%)

Significant decrease in biodiversity /Water Framework Directive targets being met

Review application to identify reasons for non-biodiversity-led restoration.

Review policy and site development briefs to ensure the biodiversity-led strategy is given greater priority (where appropriate)

POLICY SP3 – CLIMATE CHANGE

New proposals will be resilient to the impacts of climate change

(SO3)

Number of planning permissions judged to have an unacceptable impact on climate change

Number of planning permission including climate change minimisation and or mitigation measures

Planning application documents

Planning permissions delegated or committee reports

Local climate change impacts are difficult to measure

No applications granted that identify:

- unacceptable climate change impacts

– do not include climate change adaptation measures where applicable

Significant number of applications approved which identify unacceptable climate change impacts (more than 10%)

Significant number of applications approved which do not include climate change adaptation measures where applicable (more than 10%)

Review of application to identify circumstances of decision

Review policy to ensure impacts on climate change are considered in more depth

POLICY SP4 – SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT

Non-road transport for new/extended mineral sites

(SO1, SO3, SO5)

Number of planning permissions using alternatives to road transport

Number of planning permission granted contrary to advice from:

- Highways England

- Highways Authority

Planning permissions decision notices and delegated or committee reports

Lack of data in notices/ reports on sustainable transport

All applications granted include an element of non-road transport.

Road transport distances/ use is minimised

All applications granted fully mitigate any transport impacts

Significant number of applications granted contrary to advice from those set out in performance indicator (more than 10%)

Review applications to identify why sustainable transport methods were not utilised/ maximised

Review policy to ensure sustainable transport is given greater priority in decision making

POLICY SP5 – THE BUILT, HISTORIC AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

To protect and enhance the built and natural environment from adverse developmental impacts

(SO6, SO7)

Number of planning applications granted contrary advice from:

- Natural England

- Historic England

- Environment Agency

- Environmental Health Officer

Changes in environmental/ amenity indicators (including all criteria in policy) for the County

Planning permissions delegated or committee reports

Lack of contextual data and on links between available data on County environment context and minerals development

All applications granted protect and enhance environmental/ amenity quality.

Significant number of applications approved contrary to advice from those set out in performance indicator (more than 10%)

Review policy to ensure that environmental/ amenity protection and enhancement is strengthened

POLICY SP6 – THE NOTTINGHAMSHIRE GREEN BELT

To ensure new minerals development does not compromise the openness and purpose of land within the Green Belt

(SO6)

Number of planning applications granted within the Green Belt where restoration does not maintain the openness and purpose of the Green Belt

Planning permissions delegated or committee reports

Restoration schemes may be subject to variation prior to implementation

All applications granted in Green Belt include restoration that maintains the openness and purpose of the Green Belt

Any planning permissions granted in the Green Belt with restoration schemes which do not maintain the openness and purpose of the Green Belt

Review policy to ensure greater priority given to maintenance of openness and purpose of Green Belt in restoration schemes

POLICY SP7 – MINERALS SAFEGUARDING, CONSULTATION AREAS AND ASSOCIATED MINERALS INFRASTRUCTURE

To prevent mineral sterilisation and preserve the mineral for future use

(SO1, SO2, SO3, SO4)

Number of planning permissions for non-mineral development granted by the Local Planning Authority contrary to the Minerals Planning Authority's advice.

Mineral Planning Authority observations on non-minerals development.

Local Planning Authority records

Only applications where Minerals Planning Authority has been consulted will be recorded

No applications for non-minerals development granted where mineral safeguarding objection raised

Permission for non-minerals development granted where objection raised on mineral safeguarding grounds

Review reasons for approval

Review policy if necessary given reasons found above

POLICY MP1: AGGREGATE PROVISION

Maintaining an adequate supply of mineral

(SO2)

Planning permissions consistent with MP2, MP3 and MP4

As per MP2, MP3 and MP4

As per MP2, MP3 and MP4

Achievement of MP2, MP3 and MP4 targets

Any of MP2, MP3 or MP4 triggers met

Review MP2, MP3 or MP4 as appropriate

Review of MP1 if necessary

POLICY MP2: SAND AND GRAVEL PROVISION

To maintain an adequate supply of sand and gravel to meet the 7-year landbank requirement

(SO2)

Number of planning applications granted on non-allocated sites

Size of landbank and production figure

Planning permissions decision notices and delegated or committee reports

Local Aggregates Assessment

-

Maintenance of landbank and annual production consistent with apportionment

Planning permissions consistent with allocations

Landbank more than 10% below requirement

Permission granted on non-allocated land

Review Local Aggregate Assessment for possible explanation

Review of allocations

POLICY MP3: SHERWOOD SANDSTONE PROVISION

To maintain an adequate supply of Sherwood sandstone to meet the 7-year landbank requirement

(SO2)

Number of planning applications granted on non-allocated sites

Size of landbank and production figure

Planning permissions decision notices and delegated or committee reports

Local Aggregates Assessment

-

Maintenance of landbank and annual production consistent with apportionment

Planning permissions consistent with allocations

Landbank more than 10% below requirement

Permission granted on non-allocated land

Review Local Aggregate Assessment for possible explanation

Review of allocations

POLICY MP4: LIMESTONE PROVISION

To maintain an adequate supply of limestone to meet the 10-year landbank

Requirement

(SO2)

Number of planning applications granted on non-allocated sites

Size of landbank and production figure

Planning permissions decision notices and delegated or committee reports

Local Aggregates Assessment

-

Maintenance of landbank and annual production consistent with apportionment

Planning permissions consistent with allocations

Landbank more than 10% below requirement

Permission granted on non-allocated land

Review Local Aggregate Assessment for possible explanation

Review of allocations

POLICY MP5: SECONDARY AND RECYCLED AGGREGATES

Maintaining an adequate supply of mineral and encourage the use of secondary and recycled minerals

(SO1, SO2)

Annual production of recycled and secondary aggregates and percentage this represents of overall aggregate production

Number of planning applications granted for aggregate or other mineral recycling plants

Minerals Product Association Sustainability Report

Waste Planning Authority planning applications records

Lack of local data

Increase production/ consumption of recycled and secondary aggregates

Decrease in production/ consumption of recycled and secondary aggregates

Review policy to give greater priority to increasing production/ consumption of recycled and secondary aggregates

POLICY MP6: BRICK CLAY PROVISION

To maintain an adequate supply of brickclay to meet the 25-year landbank requirement

(SO2)

Number of planning applications granted on non-allocated sites

Size of landbank per site

Planning permissions decision notices and delegated or committee reports

Minerals Local Plan (for baseline)

Landbank figure will be an estimate

Maintenance of landbank per site

All planning permissions consistent with allocations or policy criteria

Landbank more than 10% below requirement

Permission granted on non-allocated land where policy criteria not met

Review policy and allocations

POLICY MP7: GYPSUM PROVISION

Maintaining an adequate supply of mineral

(SO2)

Number of planning permissions consistent with allocations or policy criteria

Planning permissions decision notices and delegated or committee reports

-

All planning permissions consistent with allocations or policy criteria

Permission granted on non-allocated land where policy criteria not met

Review policy and allocations

POLICY MP8: SILICA SAND PROVISION

To maintain an adequate supply of silica sand to meet the 10-year landbank requirement

(SO2)

Number of planning permissions consistent with allocations or policy criteria

Size of landbank

Planning permissions decision notices and delegated or committee reports

Minerals Local Plan (for baseline)

Landbank figure will be an estimate

Maintenance of landbank

Planning permissions consistent with policy criteria

Permission granted on non-allocated land where policy criteria not met

Review policy and allocations

POLICY MP9: INDUSTRIAL DOLOMITE PROVISION

Maintaining an adequate supply of mineral for the international market

(SO2)

Number of planning permissions consistent with allocations or policy criteria

Planning permissions decision notices and delegated or committee reports

-

All planning permissions consistent with allocations or policy criteria

Permission granted on non-allocated land where policy criteria not met

Review policy and allocations

POLICY MP10: BUILDING STONE PROVISION

Maintaining an adequate supply of mineral and preserve and enhance local historic distinctiveness

(SO2, SO7)

Number of planning permissions consistent with allocations or policy criteria

Planning permissions decision notices and delegated or committee reports

-

All planning permissions consistent with allocations or policy criteria

Permission granted on non-allocated land where policy criteria not met

Review policy and allocations

POLICY MP11: COAL

Maintaining an adequate supply of mineral

(SO2)

Number of planning permissions consistent with policy criteria

Number of planning applications granted contrary to advice from:

- Natural England

- Historic England

- Environment Agency

- Environmental Health Officer

Planning permissions decision notices and delegated or committee reports

-

All planning permissions consistent with policy criteria

Permission granted where policy criteria not met

Significant number of applications approved contrary to advice from those set out in performance indicator (more than 10%)

Review policy to address criteria that were not met in permissions

POLICY MP12: HYDROCARBON MINERALS

Maintaining an adequate supply of mineral (SO2)

Number of planning permissions consistent with policy criteria

Number of planning applications granted contrary advice from:

- Natural England

- Historic England

- Environment Agency

- Environmental Health Officer

- Health and Safety Executive

Planning permissions decision notices and delegated or committee reports

-

All planning permissions consistent with policy criteria

Permission granted where policy criteria not met

Significant number of applications approved contrary to advice from those set out in performance indicator (more than 10%)

Review policy to address criteria that were not met in permissions

DM1: PROTECTING LOCAL AMENITY

Providing a good standard of amenity and protecting from adverse developmental impacts

(SO5)

Number of planning applications granted contrary to advice from:

- Environment Agency

- Environmental Health Officer

- Public Health England

- Highways Authority

Number of substantiated complaints received regarding minerals developments

Planning permissions decision notices and delegated or committee reports

Minerals Planning Authority Monitoring and Enforcement Team complaints records

Reliant on professional opinions/ assessments of impacts and discussion of these in reports/notices

All planning permissions have no adverse impact on the elements set out in the policy

Number of planning permission granted which identify unacceptable impacts on local amenity (measured through grants contrary to advice from those set out in performance indicator) (>0)

Review policy to address criteria that were not met in permissions

POLICY DM2: WATER RESOURCES AND FLOOD RISK

To protect water resources and protect from flooding

(SO3, SO6)

Number of planning applications granted contrary to Environment Agency advice on flooding and water quality/provision grounds

Number of planning applications granted which include flood alleviation benefits

Number of planning applications granted which include SuDS

Planning application documents

Planning permissions decision notices and delegated or committee reports

Reliant on discussion of these elements in reports/ notices

No planning permissions have detrimental impact on water resources and unacceptable impact on flooding

Number of planning permissions granted contrary to Environment Agency advice (>0)

Review reasons for granting permission contrary to advice

Review policy

POLICY DM3: AGRICULTURAL LAND AND SOIL QUALITY

To provide for the conservation of the best and most versatile agricultural land and to provide for the conservation of soil resources

(SO8)

Area of best and most versatile agricultural land lost

Number of planning applications granted contrary to advice from:

- Natural England advice on best and most versatile agricultural land

Natural England

Planning permissions decision notices and delegated or committee reports

Limited to infrequent national level data, which will reflect land lost to all development, not just minerals

All minerals development directed to the lowest grade of agricultural land possible

No planning permissions have detrimental impact on soil quality

Significant number of applications approved contrary to advice from those set out in performance indicator (more than 10%)

Review reason for approval

Review policy

POLICY DM4: PROTECTION AND ENHANCEMENT OF BIODIVERSITY AND GEODIVERSITY

To protect and enhance the biodiversity and geodiversity of Nottinghamshire

from adverse developmental impacts

(SO3, SO6)

Significant adverse change in biodiversity and geodiversity assets in the County

Number of planning applications granted contrary to Natural England advice

Area of habitat loss, gain and net-gain/loss (including Habitats of Principal Importance, LBAP habitats and designated sites)

Natural England, Local Biodiversity Action Plans

Planning permissions decision notices and delegated or committee reports

No data on direct links between mineral workings and changes in habitat/ biodiversity

No planning permissions result in adverse impact on biodiversity/ geodiveristy

All planning permissions bring about enhancements to biodiversity/ geodiveristy

Significant number of applications approved contrary to advice from Natural England (more than 10%)

Decrease in biodiversity targets being met

Review policy to give greater priority to protection and enhancement to biodiversity/ geodiversity

POLICY DM5: LANDSCAPE CHARACTER

To maintain, protect and enhance the character and distinctiveness of the landscape

(SO6, SO8)

Number of planning applications granted contrary to advice from:

- Natural England

Planning permissions decision notices and delegated or committee reports and decision notices

Reliant on professional opinions/ assessments of impacts and discussion of these in reports/notices

All planning permissions have no adverse impact as set out in the policy

Significant number of applications approved contrary to advice from those set out in performance indicator (more than 10%)

Review reasons for granting permission contrary to advice

Review policy

POLICY DM6: HISTORIC ENVIRONMENT

To conserve important heritage assets

(SO7)

Number of planning applications granted contrary to advice from:

- Historic England

Number of planning applications granted subject to a watching brief for archaeology

Planning permissions decision notices and delegated or committee reports

Reliant on professional opinions/ assessments of impacts and discussion of these in reports/notices

All planning permissions have no adverse impact as set out in the policy

Significant number of applications approved contrary to advice from those set out in performance indicator (more than 10%)

Review reasons for granting permission contrary to advice

Review policy

POLICY DM7: PUBLIC ACCESS

To prevent negative impacts on existing public access routes and improve and enhance the Rights of Way network where possible

(SO5, SO6)

Number of planning permissions involving the permanent loss of a Right of Way

Number of planning permissions securing additional Rights of Way through restoration

Planning permissions decision notices and delegated or committee reports

-

All planning permissions have no adverse impact on Rights of Way and increase public access through restoration (where appropriate)

Significant number of applications approved contrary to advice Countryside Access Team (more than 10%)

Planning permission granted resulting in permanent loss of Right of Way

Review reasons for loss of Right of Way

Review policy

POLICY DM8: CUMULATIVE IMPACT

Prevention of negative cumulative impacts

(SO1, SO3, SO5, SO6, SO7, SO8)

Number of planning applications granted despite unacceptable cumulative impacts

Planning permissions decision notices and delegated or committee reports

Reliant on discussion of cumulative impact in reports/notices

No unacceptable cumulative impacts arise from minerals development

Planning permissions granted that give rise to unacceptable cumulative impact

Review policy to strengthen cumulative impact assessment

POLICY DM9: HIGHWAYS SAFETY AND VEHICLE MOVEMENTS/ ROUTEING

Improved highway safety and appropriate routeing schemes

(SO1, SO3, SO5, SO6, SO7)

Planning applications granted contrary to advice from:

- Highways England

- Highways Authority

Planning permissions decision notices and delegated or committee reports

-

All planning permissions consistent with policy criteria

Significant number of applications approved contrary to advice from those set out in performance indicator (more than 10%)

Review policy to address criteria that were not met in permissions

POLICY DM10: AIRPORT SAFEGUARDING

Risk to air safety is minimised

(SO1, SO5)

Number of planning applications granted contrary to advice from airfields

Planning permissions decision notices and delegated or committee reports

No overseeing body, therefore advice will be on an air-field by air-field basis and could be inconsistent

No applications permitted against airfield advice

Permission granted contrary to airfield advice

Review reasons for approval against advice

Review policy in light of above

POLICY DM11: PLANNING OBLIGATIONS

Requirements from development will be met

(SO1, SO5)

Number of planning permissions with signed S106 agreements

Planning permissions decision notices and delegated or committee reports

Minerals Planning Authority legal records

Delay between permission and signing of S106 may delay monitoring

All permissions granted with S106 where needed

Significant number of planning applications without S106 (more than 10%)

Review reason for lack of S106

If no justification, review policy

POLICY DM12: RESTORATION, AFTER-USE AND AFTERCARE

Land will be reclaimed at the earliest opportunity and high-quality restoration and after care will be achieved

(SO1, SO3, SO5, SO6, SO7, SO8)

Number of planning applications granted contrary to advice on restoration from:

- Natural England

- Environment Agency

Number of planning permissions involving importation of waste meeting criteria in policy

Planning permissions decision notices and delegated or committee reports

-

All applications granted subject to restoration scheme that satisfies all policy criteria

Significant number of applications approved contrary to advice from those set out in performance indicator (more than 10%)

Significant number of applications involving importation of waste approved contrary to policy criteria (more than 10%)

Review reasons for approval against advice

Review of policy to address weak areas identified

POLICY DM13: INCIDENTAL MINERAL EXTRACTION

Promotion of sustainable development and conservation of mineral resources

(SO1, SO2)

Number of planning permissions assessed against this policy that are not granted permission on its grounds

Planning permissions decision notices and delegated or committee reports

-

All applications seeking mineral extraction as part of wider development are granted, subject to criteria in policy being met

Significant number of proposals being refused on grounds of this policy

Review reasons for refusals

Review policy if necessary to address refusal grounds (if appropriate)

POLICY DM14: IRRIGATION LAGOONS

To provide benefits to agricultural productivity

(SO1, SO2)

Number of planning permissions for irrigation lagoons granted contrary to the criteria in the policy

Planning permissions decision notices and delegated or committee reports

-

All planning permissions consistent with policy criteria

Permission granted where policy criteria not met

Review reasons for not meeting policy criteria

Review policy

POLICY DM15: BORROW PITS

To allow for the sustainable use of minerals close to specific projects

(SO1, SO2)

Number of planning permissions for borrow pits granted contrary to the criteria in the policy

Planning permissions decision notices and delegated or committee reports

-

All planning permissions consistent with policy criteria

Permission granted where policy criteria not met

Review policy

POLICY DM16: ASSOCIATED INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT

Ensuring associated development is not permitted unless linked to minerals development

(SO1)

Number of planning permissions for associated industrial development that are not related/linked to life of the site

Planning permissions decision notices and delegated or committee reports

-

All planning permissions consistent with policy criteria

Permission granted where policy criteria not met

Review policy

POLICY DM18: MINERAL EXPLORATION

To allow for exploration to determine the presence of minerals

(SO1, SO2)

Number of planning applications assessed against this policy granted contrary to criteria in the policy

Planning permissions decision notices and delegated or committee reports

-

All planning permissions consistent with policy criteria

Permission granted where policy criteria not met

Review policy


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