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Minerals & Waste Topic Forum 060711

Date: 6/7/2011

Extract of the notes of the Minerals & Waste Forum

Present:  P. Wilcox - Staffordshire (Secretary); D. Palk - Suffolk; D. Lamb - Surrey; R. Leavitt - Essex; A. Hill - Devon; A. Farrow - Flintshire; J. Martin       -  GMGU; M. Chant - Northants; L. Wojtulewicz - Leicestershire (Acting Chair/Convenor); W. Allum - Nottinghamshire.

1. Apologies  S. Redding, T. Cook, M. Kirby, K. Ledger, S. Gill, P. Hewitt, A. Stones, N. Dean, R. Read, P. Day and L. Harrison

2. Minutes of the MW Forum held on 9 March 2011 The Minutes of the meeting held on 9 March were agreed.

3. Matters Arising

Item 5 (a) PW reported that he had attended the MIRO Stakeholders meeting on 25 March 2011 at DEFRA. A number of reports produced for MIRO as part of the ASRP were discussed including distributing minerals to future markets and sub regional apportionment methodologies. Details of the publication of the reports were awaited.

(Postscript - A copy of the reports are now available on the Sustainable Aggregates website http://www.sustainableaggregates.com/strategic_research/sr_introduction.htm )

The private Members Bill on designating buffer zones around residential properties had started its parliamentary process but had been deferred until October 2011.

4. PAG Reports

(a) MineralsPAG

The draft note of the liaison meeting between COALPRO, The Coal Authority and the PAG held on 8 June was noted.

 


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