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22/02/2018 - IQ Academy Webinar

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Mineral Planning - Current threats

Spencer Warren from Heaton Planning

12:30 - 13:00 on 22 February 2018

With over 15 years experience in the industry, Spencer is the Director of Heaton Planning who specialise in minerals and waste planning matters.

This months 'Lunch & Learn' session will take a look at planning issues surrounding the safeguarding of surface and underground mineral resources, based on current planning policy and guidance. We will be focusing on key areas including:

  • Identifying what are considered to be the threats to the Mineral Planning System
    • An industry / operators perspective;
    • The thoughts of a mineral planning authority; and
    • The thoughts / views of a mineral planning consultant.
  • How do these threats influence the industry?
    • A brief review of the MPA 6th Annual Mineral Planning Survey Report 2017;
    • The Local Plan system;
    • Numbers of planning applications; and
    • Timescales for determination of planning applications.
  • The need for Safeguarding and avoiding Sterilisation
    • Engagement at the District / Borough level of planning and balancing the needs of housing / employment development with that of minerals security and supply.
  • Other factors influencing the planning system
    • Skills gap in the planning profession;
    • Accountability – numerous environmental / non-governmental bodies;
    • Engagement with the local community – pressures of social media.
  • Understanding the system and recognising the opportunities it can provide.

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