Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton

Minerals and Waste Local Plan:
Adopted December 1998

Clay

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Alternative Aggregates

Secondary Aggregates

5. Meeting the Need for Minerals

Marine-Dredged Sand And Gravel

Chalk

Geology

Crushed Rock

Clay

Sand And Gravel

Secondary Or Substitute Aggregate Materials

Borrow Pits

Chalk

Aggregates Supply

Oil And Gas

Clay

Preferred Areas For Sand And Gravel Extraction

Minerals Processing And Manufacturing Plant

Borrow Pits

Alternative Aggregates

Mineral Exploration

Oil And Gas

Aggregates Wharves And Depots

 

5.64 The County's two remaining brickworks at Michelmersh and Selborne are important producers of local, high quality, hand-made bricks. The Mineral Planning Authorities believe that their continued operation should be supported. Planning permissions for further clay reserves may be required at both brickworks during the Plan period to enable them to continue in production. Therefore, preferred areas are identified in Policy 27 for extensions to the existing clay workings at both sites. Maps showing these two preferred areas, together with the main issues that need to be addressed and criteria that need to be met by any applications for mineral working, are set out in Appendix 1. As requirements to prevent pollution at waste disposal sites become more stringent, there may also be a need during the Plan period for clay to be produced for lining and capping landfill sites. In considering applications to extract clay for this purpose, the Mineral Planning Authorities will have particular regard to the location of the proposed site in relation to the landfill site and the desirability of minimising lorry movements.

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