Greater Manchester Joint Minerals Development Plan

About the Greater Manchester Joint Minerals Development Plan

We teamed up with the other 9 Greater Manchester authorities to create a joint minerals plan for the whole of Greater Manchester.

The Greater Manchester Joint Minerals Development Plan includes:

  • Which minerals we are likely to need and how much of them up to 31 December 2027.
  • The locations where mineral extraction may and may not take place.
  • Existing mineral extraction sites to protect from closure.
  • The criteria which planning applications for mineral developments will need to meet.

The plan was adopted on 26 April 2013 and makes up part of the Core Strategy for our Local Plan.

View the Greater Manchester Joint Minerals Development Plan