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Standing Advice - Mineral Safeguarding - Consultation checklist

Checklist to assist district/borough councils in Staffordshire on when to consult the mineral planning authority.

(Last Updated October 2018)

Question 1: Does the development fall within any of the following areas / sites? * (Yes / No)

  • Mineral Safeguarding Area (MSA) for all minerals except coal and fireclay

  • MSA for coal and fireclay

  • Safeguarded Mineral Infrastructure Site

If the answer is no to all the above, there is no need to consult us. Otherwise go to Question 2.

Question 2: Does the development fall within any of the following exemptions? (Yes / No)

  • Application for householder development

  • Application for advertisement consent

  • Application for reserved matters after outline consent has been granted

  • Prior notification (telecoms, forestry, agriculture, demolition)

  • Certificates of Lawfulness of Existing Use or Development (CLEUD) and Certificates of Lawfulness of Proposed Use or Development (CLOPUD)

  • Application for works to trees

  • Application for temporary planning permission

  • Application for listed building consent

  • Application for alterations and extensions to existing buildings or for change of use of existing development

  • Application for non-compliance with conditions and those conditions are unrelated to mineral development

  • Application related to a site already allocated in the Development

If the answer is yes to any of the above, there is no need to consult us. Otherwise go to Question 3.

Question 3: Is the application site within an urban area or a settlement boundary identified in an adopted Plan? (Yes / No)

Question 4: Is the application site within a MSA for coal and fireclay? (Yes / No)

Question 5: Does the application involve ‘major development’? (Yes / No)

If the answers to questions 3, 4 and 5 are all yes; you should consult us.

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