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Minerals Strategy

The new strategic plan for minerals development in Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole, adopted in 2014.

The Minerals Strategy is a plan setting out the vision, objectives and policies for meeting Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole's mineral needs. It sets out the strategy for quarrying stone, sand and gravel, ball clay and other minerals within the county, taking into account the need to meet requirements in a sustainable manner. The plan contains the policies and criteria used for considering planning applications for mineral developments.

The Minerals Strategy was adopted by Dorset County Council, Bournemouth Borough Council and Borough of Poole on 6 May 2014.

The adopted Minerals Strategy is available to view, in two parts:

Minerals Strategy (Chapters 1 - 8) (pdf, 9Mb) (opens in a new window)

Minerals Strategy (Chapters 9 - 17) (pdf, 8Mb) (opens in a new window)

The Minerals Strategy was adopted following an examination into its soundness. The Inspector's Report (pdf, 2Mb) (opens in a new window) is available to view.

Additionally, the Sustainability Appraisal Report (pdf, 1Mb) (opens in a new window) is available to view. The supporting evidence prepared for the Minerals Strategy is available in the examination library.

Hard copies of the adopted Bournemouth, Dorset & Poole Minerals Strategy can be purchased for £20 (plus £3 postage and packaging) by contacting the Environment - Business Support Team.

For further information, please contact the Minerals and Waste Planning Policy Team.

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