Greater Manchester Joint Minerals Plan

The Greater Manchester Joint Minerals Plan (external link) forms part of the Local Plan for Wigan Borough (as far as it applies). It was finalised and came into force in April 2013.

It contains strategic policies to guide future mineral development, Areas of Search for mineral extraction, including two for sand and gravel within Wigan Borough, and Mineral Safeguarding Areas. 

The two areas of search for sand and gravel and the Mineral Safeguarding Area are shown on the policies map for the borough.

  • Authority monitoring report 2019-2020 - This monitoring report covers the period 2019/20 and collates information to allow for the assessment of the performance of planning policies within the Joint Minerals Plan.

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