Lancashire County Council is asking for people’s views on future planning policy for extracting minerals and managing waste.
The council is responsible for deciding planning applications for minerals and waste sites, and the new Local Plan sets out priorities and policies in this area.
The current plan runs until 2021, and the updated version aims to ensure it remains relevant until 2032.
People can find out more and put forward their views on the consultation section of the council’s website.
County Councillor Michael Green, cabinet member for economic development, environment, and planning, said: “Extraction of minerals for industry and management of waste affects everyone, and the way these things are done in future will have a big impact on people’s lives, our landscape, and economy.
“Good planning can help to minimise any conflicts, and ensure that these issues are managed in a way that has a positive impact.
“The Local Plan sets out the key issues affecting mineral deposits and waste sites in Lancashire so that everyone can see the background against which future planning applications will be decided.”
You can see the Minerals and Waste Local Plan and respond to the consultation by searching ‘current consultations’ at www.lancashire.gov.uk. The consultation closes on Wednesday 28 November 2018.