Mineral Extraction and the Historic Environment
On 27 March 2012, the Government published the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). The NPPF supersedes Planning Policy Statement 5: Planning for the Historic Environment (PPS5) (which replaced Planning Policy Guidance 15: Planning and the Historic Environment (PPG15) and Planning Policy Guidance 16: Archaeology and Planning (PPG16) in 2010); and Planning Policy Statement 1: Delivering Sustainable Development, (PPS1) as Government Policy on the management of change to the Historic Environment in England.
The NPPF also supersedes Minerals Policy Statement 1: Planning and Minerals (MPS1); Minerals Policy Statement 2: Controlling and Mitigating the Environmental Effects of Minerals Extraction in England (MPS2); Minerals Planning Guidance 2: Applications, permissions and conditions (MPG2); Minerals Planning Guidance 3: Coal Mining and Colliery Spoil Disposal (MPG3); Minerals Planning Guidance 5: Stability in surface mineral workings and tips (MPG5); Minerals Planning Guidance 7: Reclamation of minerals workings (MPG7); Minerals Planning Guidance 10: Provisions of raw material for the cement industry (MPG10); Minerals Planning Guidance 13: Guidance for peat provision in England (MPG13); and Minerals Planning Guidance 15: Provision of silica sand in England (MPG15) as Government Policy on Facilitating the Sustainable Use of Minerals.
Whilst some of the references in this document may now be out-of-date, Historic England believes that it does still contain useful advice, guidance and case studies.
- Minerals and the historic environment
- Impacts of extraction on the historic environment
- Minerals and conservation
- Historic England policy on minerals extraction and use
- Series: Guidance
- Publication Status: Completed
- Product Code: 51396
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Also of interest...
This web page explains Historic England's role in providing advice on the management of historic remains relating to the minerals industry.