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Minerals

The significant aggregate resources that occur within Carmarthenshire are provided for in a sustainable way through both our policies and planning decisions and those made in Welsh Government

Sites with planning permission for mineral extraction are regularly monitored to ensure accurate data is available to inform decision-making and to check compliance with planning conditions attached to the operations.

As a Planning Authority we are responsible for the handling of planning applications for mineral working, exploration, processing and the disposal of mineral waste.  

Type of Mineral proposals include:

  • New Opencast Coal Sites and Extensions to Existing Sites
  • New Underground Mines or Extensions to Underground Coal Working
  • New Stone Quarries or Extensions to Existing Quarries
  • New Sand & Gravel Excavations or Extensions to Existing Sites
  • New Borrow Pits
  • Removal of Coal Tips or Quarry Waste Tips
  • Oil and Gas Developments
  • Initial Determination of Conditions at an Interim Development Order (IDO)Site (specific forms for these)
  • Initial Determination of Conditions at an Environment Act site (specific forms for these)
  • Periodic Review of Planning Conditions at Mineral Sites (specific forms for these)
  • Postponement of the Periodic Review of Planning Conditions at Mineral Sites (done by letter)

Always use this form if you are applying for permission in connection with anything involving minerals, including coal, oil and gas apart from mineral exploration where only prior notification is required. There are comprehensive Guidance Notes with the form. In addition to this form you will always need to complete one of the following Annexes.

Certificate A, B, C, and D (part of Standard Mineral Application Form)
You must complete and sign the formal ownership certificate accompanying a planning application. The will either form part of the application form itself (Certificate A) or be a separate sheet (Certificate B, C or D)

  • Certificate A is completed if you own all the Land.
  • Certificate B must be completed if you do not own all of the land to which the application relates or you are not the sole owner.
  • Certificate C must be completed if you are unable to complete Certificate B because you cannot trace all the owners of the land.
  • Certificate D must be completed if you are unable to trace any of the owners of the land to which the planning application relates

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Use this form when you are applying to extract minerals – rock, sand and gravel or coal but excluding oil and gas – on land and/or applying for processing plant on a mineral site.

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Mineral Exploration requiring Planning Permission. Use this form when you are applying to explore for minerals (excluding oil and gas) in advance of a mineral application.

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Use this form when you are applying to extract minerals (excluding oil and gas) by underground methods.

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Use this form when you are applying to dispose of large amounts of mined or quarried waste at ground level for both temporary or permanent tipping activities but where there is no accompanying mineral extraction application.

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Use this form for any oil and gas operations on land and that need planning permission.

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This form is used if you intend exploring for minerals which does not require planning permission under Part 22 of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development Order) 1995.

If you have been granted planning and need to submit a variation of condition please use the  standard application form.

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Page updated on: 07/10/2016

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