Devon Minerals Plan adopted

Minerals Plan

Posted on: 24 February 2017

The Devon Minerals Plan has been adopted after being approved by Devon County Council.

The plan, which was adopted at the recent Full Council meeting, now forms part of the development plan for Devon over the period to 2033.

The new Devon Minerals Plan provides the policy framework for mineral development in the county over the next 16 years. It sets out measures to ensure that the supply of important minerals from Devon is maintained, and also safeguards undeveloped resources for future generations.

The adoption of the Minerals Plan follows several rounds of public consultation, with a number of public exhibitions being held across the county, as well as examination hearings last May and the receipt of the Inspector’s Report in November last year.

Councillor Jerry Brook

Councillor Jerry Brook

Councillor Jerry Brook, Chairman of Devon County Council’s Development Management Committee, said: “Years of hard work have gone into preparing and consulting on this important document and it’s pleasing that the Devon Minerals Plan has now been adopted. This extensive work has helped shape the plan we have today. All mineral development will need to comply with the plan, which aims for the county’s minerals to be managed sustainably to support economic growth in Devon and contribute to global supply of key industrial minerals.”

The adopted Devon Minerals Plan, Adoption Statement, and other associated documents, is available at

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