Display Result » R1


Proposals for the development of mineral resources will be permitted where they satisfy the following criteria:

  1. It can be demonstrated that there is a requirement for the development of the mineral resource to meet the need of society, and it is required to supply an identified need which cannot be met from recycled materials or existing reserves,
  2. The proposed end use of the mineral resource is appropriate given its qualities,
  3. The development will, as appropriate, minimise the production of waste, increase the use of secondary resources, increase the recovery of minerals from waste and/or increase the recycling of mineral products,
  4. The development would not cause demonstrable harm to the amenities of local communities, in particular with regard to access, traffic generation, noise, vibration, dust and odour,
  5. The development would not prejudice the reasons for which sites of international, national and local ecological, environmental or landscape importance were designated, and there is no significant adverse impact, in particular visual impact, on the landscape, natural heritage and the historic environment,
  6. There would be no adverse impact on the quality and quantity of controlled waters,
  7. No significant danger, damage or disruption would arise from subsidence or ground instability,
  8. The proposal would not result in the permanent loss of Grades 1, 2 or 3a agricultural land,
  9. The minerals will be transported by rail or waterways wherever feasible,
  10. There is provision for appropriate and progressive restoration and aftercare measures, including post closure management of the site and the provision of other appropriate compensatory enhancements.

Within the Gower AONB mineral development will be strongly resisted. Applicants will be required to demonstrate that any proposed development is in the public interest. Proposals that are likely to affect the integrity of an internationally designated site (SPA, SAC or Ramsar Site) will only be permitted if:

  1. No alternative supplies can be made available at reasonable cost and there is no scope for meeting the need in some other way, and
  2. There are imperative reasons of overriding public interest.

View this result in context