The Scoping Report
Representation ID: 30596
Respondent: Mick George Ltd (Malcolm Ratcliffe) 
As a general comment on the scoping report, it is considered that there is not sufficient emphasis on the economic importance of minerals which would be in accordance with national policy that minerals are essential to support sustainable economic growth and our quality of life, and that when determining planning applications, local planning authorities should give great weight to the benefits of the mineral extraction, including to the economy. There is also not sufficient reference to specific implications of mineral extraction for the community's growth aspirations.