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Mineral Extraction Sites For Public Display

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8:00am 27th December 2013

Sites earmarked for mineral extraction in Dorset are due to go on public display.

44 areas have been located as potential spots to extract sand, gravel, building stone and clay to meet national requirements.

Now the County Council wants people in Dorset to take a closer look and comment on the digging sites outlined.

An 8 week consultation period is a chance for residents and other stakeholders to understand where the suggested extraction sites are and to have their say before any decisions are made by the County Council.

Mike Garrity, head of minerals and waste planning policy said:
"It is very important that residents and stakeholders express their views on the 44 suggested extraction sites now, as their opinions will shape the basis of more detailed appraisals of each site and ultimately could help form the decisions made by the county council."
Following on from consultation, the county council will analyse comments and decide on which sites will be allocated for future quarrying. It will also begin to identify specific sites for new waste facilities.

A series of exhibitions will be held around the county in the New Year.

Portland Tesco, Thursday 9 Jan, 3pm-7pm

Wareham Corn Exchange, Monday 13 Jan, 3pm-7pm

Dorchester Library, Tuesday 14 Jan, 12pm-4pm

Crossways Village Hall, Wednesday 15 Jan, 3pm-7pm

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