Minerals Plan: Towards a Strategy for Sand & Gravel

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Issue 5: Community Benefits

The restoration of sand and gravel workings can mitigate cumulative impacts and bring benefits to the local community, such as new or improved community facilities and areas for formal and informal recreation, including woodland areas for walking or areas of water for sailing and fishing.  Wildlife can benefit from these new environments, thus increasing the biodiversity in the area.  Community benefits can be negotiated at the time that the planning application is being determined.  The operator can enter into a legal agreement to finance such benefits.

Q5: Community Benefits

What benefits would you like to see provided by mineral operators in your community if extraction takes place?

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