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Mineral Extraction Bosses Digging For Your Ideas


8:12am 9th January 2014

Sites earmarked for mineral extraction in Dorset are on public display for the first time today (Thursday 9th January 2014).

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.

You can take a look at plans at Tesco on Portland from 3pm today.

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.

Further exhibitions are planned around the county after the Portland viewing, see below.

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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