Preferred Options consultation document

Ended on the 30th October 2019
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Proposed Mineral Extraction Sites

Sand and gravel

The following 40 sites were proposed for sand and gravel extraction by mineral operators or landowners. Since the Initial Consultation, sites MIN 79 and MIN 80 have been withdrawn from the M&WLPR process and therefore will not be considered any further. Site MIN 76 has received planning permission for mineral extraction and therefore will not be considered any further in the process. The assessments for all the remaining sites are included in this document. Policy MP1 'Provision for minerals extraction' states that specific sites for at least 20,313,000 tonnes of sand and gravel will be allocated. Therefore, 19 sites with an estimated resource of 20,380,000 tonnes are concluded to be suitable to allocate to meet the forecast sand and gravel need during the plan period.

Site ref.

Location

Estimated resource (tonnes)

Conclusion

Breckland

MIN 12

land north of Chapel Lane, Beetley

1,175,000

Allocate (960,000t in the plan period)

MIN 51 & MIN 13

land west of Bilney Road, Beetley

1,120,000

Allocate

MIN 08

land north of Stoney Lane, Beetley

731,000

Not allocated

MIN 23

land north of Back Lane, Beeston

500,000

Not allocated

MIN 200

land west of Cuckoo Lane, Carbrooke

300,000

Allocate

MIN 116

land at Woodrising Road, Cranworth

950,000

Not allocated

MIN 35

land at Heath Road, Eccles, Quidenham

500,000

Not allocated

MIN 102

land at North Farm, south of the River Thet, Snetterton

980,000

Not allocated

MIN 201

land at Swangey Farm, north of North Road, Snetterton

590,000

Not allocated

Broadland

MIN 55

land at Keepers Cottage, Attlebridge

527,000

Not allocated

MIN 202

land south of Reepham Road, Attlebridge

1,000,000

Allocate

MIN 48

land at Swannington Bottom Plantation, Felthorpe

1,900,000

Not allocated

MIN 37

land at Mayton Wood, Coltishall Road, Buxton

1,450,000

Allocate

MIN 64

land at Grange Farm, Buxton Road, Horstead

650,000

Allocate

MIN 65

land north of Stanninghall Quarry

4,500,000

Allocate

MIN 96

land at Grange Farm (between Spixworth Road and Coltishall Lane), Spixworth

1,600,000

Allocate

MIN 213

Land at Mansom Plantation, Stratton Strawless

1,000,000

Allocate

Great Yarmouth

MIN 203

land north of Welcome Pit, Burgh Castle

280,000

Not allocated

MIN 38

land at Waveney Forest, Fritton

1,870,000

Not allocated

King's Lynn and West Norfolk

MIN 45

land north of Coxford Abbey Quarry, East Rudham

700,000

Not allocated

MIN 204

land north of Lodge Road, Feltwell

720,000

Not allocated

MIN 19 & MIN 205

land north of the River Nar, Pentney

850,000

Not allocated

MIN 74

land at Turf Field, Watlington Road, Tottenhill

160,000

Not allocated

MIN 76

land at West Field, Watlington Road, Tottenhill

285,000

Planning permission granted 18/04/2019

MIN 77

land at Runns Wood, south of Whin Common Road, Tottenhill

630,000

Not allocated

MIN 206

land at Oak Field, west of Lynn Road, Tottenhill

780,000

Allocate

MIN 32

land west of Lime Kiln Road, West Dereham

560,000

Not allocated

North Norfolk

MIN 69

land north of Holt Road, Aylmerton

2,000,000

Allocate (1,800,000t in plan period)

MIN 71

land west of Norwich Road, Holt

700,000

Not allocated

MIN 115

land at Lord Anson's Wood, near North Walsham

1,100,000

Allocate (1,080,000t in plan period)

MIN 207

land at Pinkney Field, Briston

400,000

Allocate

MIN 208

land south of Holt Road, East Beckham

1,320,000

Allocate (600,000t in plan period

South Norfolk

MIN 209

land adjacent to the A143, Earsham (Extension Area 1)

435,000

Allocate

MIN 210

land adjacent to the A143, Earsham (Extension Area 2)

750,000

Allocate (595,000t in the plan period)

MIN 211

land west of Bath Hills Road, Earsham (Extension Area 3)

485,000

Allocate

MIN 25

land at Manor Farm (between Loddon Road and Thorpe Road), Haddiscoe

1,300,000

Allocate

MIN 92

land east of Ferry Lane, Heckingham

570,000

Not allocated

MIN 212

land south of Mundham Road, Mundham

325,000

Allocate

MIN 79

land north of Hickling Lane, Swardeston

1,970,000

Site withdrawn

MIN 80

land south of Mangreen Hall Farm, Swardeston

750,000

Site withdrawn


Carstone

The carstone resource in Norfolk is only located in West Norfolk. Only one site has been proposed (by Middleton Aggregates Ltd) for carstone extraction, with an estimated mineral resource of 1,416,000 tonnes. The assessment of the carstone site is included in this document. This site is concluded to be suitable to allocate for carstone extraction and would meet the forecast need of 340,200 tonnes of carstone during the plan period. The assess

Site ref.

Location

Estimated resource (tonnes)

Conclusion

MIN 6

land off East Winch Road, Mill Drove, Middleton, King's Lynn

1,416,000

Allocate

Silica Sand

The silica sand resource in Norfolk is only located in West Norfolk. Three sites have been proposed for silica sand extraction (by Sibelco UK Ltd), with an estimated mineral resource of 20,200,000 tonnes. However, only two of these sites with an estimated resource of 4,200,000 tonnes have been concluded to be suitable to allocate. These two sites would not meet the forecast need of 10,500,000 tonnes of silica sand during the plan period. Therefore, four areas of search will also be allocated for silica sand extraction. The assessments of the proposed sites and areas of search are included in this document.

Site ref.

Location

Estimated resource (tonnes)

Conclusion

MIN 40

land east of Grandcourt Farm, East Winch

3,000,000

Allocate

SIL01

land at Mintlyn South, Bawsey

1,200,000

Allocate

AOS E

land to the north of Shouldham

Not known

Allocate

AOS F

land to the north of Stow Bardolph

Not known

Allocate

AOS I

land to the east of South Runcton

Not known

Allocate

AOS J

land to the east of Tottenhill

Not known

Allocate

SIL 02

land at Shouldham and Marham

16,000,000

Not allocated


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