Last updated:
26 April 2017

Mineral Site Selection

Read the evidence that helped us decide which sites are proposed for the new Minerals Local Plan.

Mineral Site Selection Report

The Mineral Site Selection Report builds on work undertaken, as set out in the Mineral Site Selection Reports (versions 1 and 2) and replaces the version published to support the consultation in April 2016.

It takes account of a number of technical evidence reports produced to help decide which sites should be allocated in the Minerals Local Plan, as shown in the Proposed Submission Draft. The report and technical studies are available below, along with the previous version.

The earlier Mineral Sites Studies helped us assess the availability and suitability of land identified as potential mineral sites.

The second version of the Mineral Site Study incorporates feedback received from stakeholders in 2014. It is a factual update and does not include an assessment of the suitability of sites.

Sites in the second version of the Study were assessed further, and evidence on those is set out within the Mineral Site Selection Report (available at the top of the page).

Habitat Regulation Assessment

The reports assess the possible impacts of the Minerals Local Plan on Special Protection Areas, Special Areas of Conservation and Ramsar sites.

Landscape Assessment

The reports assess the likely impact of potential minerals and waste site allocations on the West Sussex landscape.

Transport Assessment

The reports assess the likely impact of potential minerals site allocations on the transport network, including access and capacity issues.

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment

This Assessment provides evidence on flood risk to support the development of the draft Joint Minerals Local Plan.

Please note that the Appendices relating to waste sites are not shown here because they relate to the preparation of the Waste Local Plan, which has been adopted.

Other evidence

Evidence for the need for minerals and mineral infrastructure, the draft Plan, and the Sustainability Appraisal are available on the following pages:

 

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