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Mineral Planning Guidance (MPG) notes

Mineral Planning Guidance notes were published between 1988 and 1995 by the then Welsh Office (WO) and the then Department of the Environment (DoE). Some of these remain in force (partly in cases) in Wales.

Ten individual Mineral Planning Guidance notes remaining in force in Wales are now available below.

Mineral Planning Guidance 2: Applications, Permissions and Conditions (July 1998)

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This Mineral Planning Guidance (MPG) provides guidance on applications, permissions and conditions. Paragraphs 7-10 have been cancelled.
 

Mineral Planning Guidance 4: The Review of Mineral Working Sites (September 1988)

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This Mineral Planning Guidance (MPG) provides guidance on the review of mineral working sites, including the compensation implications.
 

Mineral Planning Guidance 5: Minerals Planning and the General Development Order (December 1988)

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This note provides guidance on parts of the General Development Order which are relevant to mineral interests.
 

Mineral Planning Guidance 7: The Reclamation of Mineral Workings (August 1989)

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This note gives advice on planning considerations, consultations and conditions which are relevant to the reclamation of mineral workings. Paragraphs 3 and 4 have been cancelled. This note was cancelled for aggregates related development by MTAN (Mineral Technical Advice Note) 1: Aggregates and for ...
 

Mineral Planning Guidance 8: Planning and Compensation Act 1991 : Interim Development Order Permissions (IDOs) - Statutory Provisions and Procedures (September 1991)

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This note provides guidance on the statutory provisions and procedures.
 

Mineral Planning Guidance 9: Planning and Compensation Act 1991: Interim Development Order Permissions (IDOs) - Conditions (March 1992)

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This note provides guidance on the use of conditions.
 

Mineral Planning Guidance 10: Provision of Raw Material for the Cement Industry (1991)

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This note gives guidance on ensuring that the quarrying of raw materials for the cement industry has full regard to the environment. Paragraphs 22-31 and 38-63 have been cancelled.
 

Mineral Planning Guidance 11: The Control of Noise at Surface Mineral Workings (April 1993)

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This note gives guidelines on how both planning controls and good environmental practice can be used to keep noise emissions to environmentally acceptable levels. Paragraphs 31-42 have been cancelled in relation to aggregates related development by MTAN (Mineral Technical Advice Note) 1: Aggregates ...
 

Mineral Planning Guidance 12: Treatment of Disused Mine Openings and Availability of Information on Mined Ground (April 1994)

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This note covers problems associated with and methods of dealing with disused mine openings and information on mined ground.
 

Mineral Planning Guidance 14 : Environment Act 1995: Review of mineral planning permissions (September 1995)

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This note gives advice on the legal procedures and the approach to the preparation and consideration of updated planning conditions in the review process.