Planning (Opencast Mining Separation Zones) Bill 2010-12
Progress of the Bill
Bill started in the House of Commons
- House of Commons
- House of Lords
- Royal Assent
- 2nd reading: House of Commons 11 February, 2011 | 11.02.2011
|Bill 15 2010-11 (as introduced) | PDF version, 76KB||04.02.2011|
Latest news on the Planning (Opencast Mining Separation Zones) Bill 2010-12The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress.
Summary of the Planning (Opencast Mining Separation Zones) Bill 2010-12
The Bill would require the Secretary of State to publish guidance on opencast mining policy in England. The guidance must include a specific policy requiring a 500-metre separation zone to be maintained between opencast mining sites and the nearest residential premises, unless the circumstances are exceptional.
It would require that mineral planning authorities in England must have regard to any such guidance issued when fulfilling their functions.
The Bill would bring the guidance on opencast mining in England more closely into line with the guidance that applies in Scotland and Wales.
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