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A new public consultation on where mineral extraction operations should be sited in West Norfolk has been today.

Residents have until October 30 to have their say on the latest proposals for where work could be allowed to take place.

The consultation is part of the process of updating a Norfolk County Council plan, which is meant to detail how and where waste management work and the extraction of vital materials will take place until 2036.

A site near Shouldham has been withdrawn from a draft minerals plan in response to public opposition, county council chiefs say
A site near Shouldham has been withdrawn from a draft minerals plan in response to public opposition, county council chiefs say

Officials say the response to an earlier consultation has already led to the withdrawal of sites in Feltwell, Shouldham and Marham.

And Andy Grant, the county council's cabinet member for environment, said: “I encourage anyone who is interested to carefully read the consultation documents, and make their comments known."

But campaigners in Shouldham and Marham say they are unhappy that an area close to their villages is still listed as a potential search site.

There have also been calls for the plan to reaffirm the council's anti-incineration policy, which critics say is being undermined.

Comments can be submitted online here, by emailing LDF@norfolk.gov.uk or writing to Planning Services, CES, Norfolk County Council, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2SG.



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