1st Review of the RTS is launched for public consultation
A Regional Technical Statement (RTS) is required to be produced
at 5-yearly intervals for both the North Wales and South Wales Regional
Aggregate Working Parties. This is a requirement of Minerals Technical
Advice Note 1 (MTAN 1). The RTS provides recommendations which guide
the future levels of provision for construction aggregates required
from each Mineral Planning Authority in Wales.
The original Statements were published in 2008 and consultation
drafts of the First Review documents are now available for inspection.
Further background and details of the Review process are given
in a letter from the Welsh Government, which can be downloaded here:
Review of the Regional Technical Statements for Aggregates
Each RTS comprises the main document together with a corresponding
Regional Appendix, which provides additional detail. These have
been produced, on behalf of each RAWP, by Cuesta Consulting Limited,
under contract to the Welsh Government. Each RAWP has been closely
involved with their preparation, however, through the provision
and detailed checking of technical information, and the documents
are now ready for wider scrutiny.
The consultation drafts can be downloaded as pdf documents here:
First Review - Consultation Draft - Main Document
First Review - Consultation Draft - Appendix B (South Wales)
The consultation period runs for eight weeks, from 28th October
to 23rd December inclusive.
Within that period there will be two consultation events, one
at Bridgend in South Wales on 20th November, and one at Llandudno
Junction in North Wales on 21st November. Up to 40 places are available
at each event. The events are free to attend and anyone is welcome,
although there is a deadline for applications (10th November) and
priority will be given to Elected Members of the various Mineral
Further details of each event, including details of how to book
a place, are given on the following pdf documents:
Wales Consultation Event
Wales Consultation Event
Your input to this process is strongly encouraged, whether you
are a mineral operator, a planning officer, a more general stakeholder,
an elected Member or an interested member of the public.
If you would like to take part in the consultation, whether or
not you manage to get to one of the consultation events, you can
do so by downloading and completing the following survey form:
First Review Consultation Survey
As explained in the instructions on page 1 of the form, you can
complete all, or any part of the form, depending on your particular
areas of interest or concern. When you have finished, please return
your response by email to the consultant: email@example.com,
by no later than 23rd December 2013.