Council to decide on minerals and waste

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COMPANIES which want to extract minerals or recycle waste in Hampshire could have tougher rules to follow.

Hampshire County Council will be discussing how it deals with applications for mineral extraction and waste disposal at two public hearings.

The minerals and waste plan has been the subject of a public consultation and will be discussed at two dates in Winchester on Wednesday March, 13 and Thursday, March 14.

Cllr Mel Kendal, deputy leader of Hampshire County Council, said: ‘The minerals and waste plan will play a fundamental role in protecting Hampshire’s environment and communities over the next 20 years.’

The plan has been prepared with the help of other planning authorities and all future planning applications for minerals and waste will be determined by the plan.