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Fracking on the Mendip Hills

Please have your say on the Somerset pre-submission Minerals Plan.

There’s one week left to comment on Somerset County Council’s pre-submission Mineral Plan Development Plan Document (DPD).

Having begun consultation on 3 March 2014, the closing date for comments is 6pm on 14 April 2014.

The Somerset Minerals Plan sets out the County Council’s approach to planning for sustainable mineral development in Somerset until the year 2030.  The Somerset Minerals Plan includes information and policies on crushed rock, building stone, and peat. The Plan also outlines Somerset’s position on shale gas extraction, also known as fracking.

The Plan also outlines how Somerset’s communities, biodiversity and historic environment will be protected from adverse impacts of mineral extraction.

The pre-submission Minerals Plan, Response Form and a Statement of Consultation are available on the County Council website:

www.somerset.gov.uk/mineralsandwaste

Comments must be sent in writing (either by letter or email) to:

Minerals and Waste Policy Team
Somerset County Council
C Block (PPC601c)
County Hall
Taunton
TA1 4DY

Email: mineralsandwaste@somerset.gov.uk

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