Nottinghamshire County Council has a statutory duty to publish an up-to-date Minerals Local Plan – a blueprint for future of mineral extraction in the county up to 2030.

Work on developing a revised plan started with the first phase of public consultation in 2012 (Issues and Options) followed by a consultation on the Preferred Approach in October 2013. The responses received to the Preferred Approach consultation in respect of the County’s future Sand and Gravel provision raised a number of concerns including updated delivery information, amendments to boundaries of both allocated and previously submitted sites and the submission of a further site for consideration. In light of the responses received, the County Council feel that it is necessary to undertake a further consultation on the Sand and Gravel provision element of the Preferred Approach document.

The key changes to the future sand and gravel provision for Nottinghamshire include:

Amended site boundaries at:

  • Barnby Moor (MP2m)
  • Bawtry Road North (MP2b)
  • Langford Lowfields South (MP2g), to exclude the Scheduled Ancient Monument

New site allocations at:

  • Barton-in-Fabis, near Nottingham (MP2q)
  • Flash Farm, Averham, Newark (MP2p)

Extension of Langford Lowfields – Langford West (MP2i)

Deletion of western extension to Girton quarry

 Please see the NCC Mineral Consultation Poster – May 2014 for more details on the consultation. Note that NCC have corrected themselves and the consultation will actually end on the 11th July 2014.

The two sites in our locality are:

Barnby Moor (MP2m)

This is an allocation for a new green field site located approximately 1km north of Barnby Moor village and around 2.5km to the south of the village of Ranskill. In light of the responses received to the Preferred Approach consultation, the operator put forward an amendment to the allocation boundaries, moving the site further north away from Barnby Moor village. The revised allocation covers an area of 43.7ha and is expected to be operational in mid-2018 as a replacement to the existing Newington Quarry. Mineral from the site would be processed off site at the operators existing site at Auckley and has an estimated life of 5 years with an output of 220,000 tonnes per annum. The quarry would serve the South Yorkshire and North Nottinghamshire markets.

Botany Bay (MP2n)

This is an allocation for a new green field allocation located 3km northwest of Retford and 1km south of Barnby Moor. The allocation is expected to be operational in 2019 and act as a replacement to the Mission – Finningley quarry (SGc), although it could come forward earlier if demand increases. The site has a planned output of 200,000 tonnes per annum and is expected to last 12 years until 2030.

All the NCC information is available at the NCC New Minerals Local Plan site, and for convenience you can read the full consultation document here: NCC Mineral Consultation Document – May 2014