At a meeting of the full County Council on January 14th 2016 it was agreed that the draft Minerals Plan which includes Shelford should go forward to a
public consultation which operates from 15th February to 29th March 2016.
This consultation is about whether the process used for selection was "sound".
SAGE and the Parish Council have jointly submitted a response and this can be seen by clicking on the links below.
Unfortunately the Minerals Team ignored our comments (and those of many others) and the draft plan was accepted by the Environmental and Sustainability
Committee on 22nd September 2016. This was despite many robust and passionate arguments put forward by our local councillors who were particularly incensed that 72% of local production would be
exported to South Yorkshire. (see the Nottingham Post article below).
The plan has been passed by the full Council (November 2016) and will now be laid before a Government appointed Planning Inspector who is expected to sit
early in 2017.
See the link for details of the inspection process.
The County Council have now withdrawn the Minerals Plan for further analysis. An email to all correspondents reads: