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POLICY MIN 4 - NEW OR EXTENDED MINERAL WORKING SITES RESERVES

UNLESS THERE IS OVERRIDING NEED FOR MINERALS DEVELOPMENT, PROPOSALS FOR THE RELEASE OF NEW MINERAL RESERVES OR THE IDENTIFICATION OF NEW MINERAL RESOURCES WILL NOT BE PERMITTED ON LAND:

  1. OF GRADE 1, 2 OR 3A AGRICULTURAL QUALITY;
  2. OCCUPIED BY PERMANENT BUILDINGS OTHER THAN NONRESIDENTIAL FARM BUILDINGS; OR
  3. WITH PLANNING PERMISSION FOR AN ALTERNATIVE USE.

SUCH PROPOSALS WITHIN OR ADJACENT TO:

  1. THE GLAMORGAN HERITAGE COAST OR EAST VALE COASTAL ZONE;
  2. AREAS DESIGNATED FOR SPECIAL PROTECTION
WILL BE SUBJECT TO A RIGOROUS EXAMINATION CONSISTENT WITH THE STATUS OF THEIR DESIGNATION.

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