We are the minerals and waste planning authority for the county, with the exception of Exmoor National Park.

We adopted the Somerset Minerals Plan in February 2015 following a public examination led by an independent Inspector.

A number of documents have been used to gather information to write the Somerset Minerals Plan. Some of these documents have been produced by the Government, and others by Somerset County Council.

These documents form the ‘evidence base’ for the Minerals Plan and must be robust and credible. All documents that are part of the Minerals and Waste Development Framework will be published on this website as they become available.