Nottinghamshire Minerals Local Plan Issues & Option Consultation

Subject to approval at Communities and Place Committee on the 9th November 2017 NCC will be undertaking an 8 week consultation period between 20th November 2017 and the 14th of January 2018. We are writing to you now to ensure that you are aware of the public consultation ahead of time.

The Issues and Options consultation document along with additional background information will be available on our website at from the 20th November 2017. A reference copy will be available at District/Borough Council offices and at the main libraries in West Bridgford, Beeston, Arnold, Newark, Mansfield, Worksop, Retford, Sutton In Ashfield and Kirkby In Ashfield.

The County Council is encouraging responses to be made via its online consultation system. Details of how to use the online consultation system can be found on our website at By using this system it will ensure that all comments are submitted and logged using a safe and secure method. Once the consultation has closed it will then enable the submitted comments to be processed and considered in an efficient manner. Comments submitted via email or letter will still be accepted subject to a name and email or address being provided, as we cannot accept anonymous comments.

See the attached document for full details

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.