Peat extraction limited to existing sites and planning consents in England

Extract from New Planning Policy Framework

143. In preparing Local Plans, local planning authorities should:

●●identify and include policies for extraction of mineral resource of local and national importance in their area, but should not identify new sites or extensions to existing sites for peat extraction;

144. When determining planning applications, local planning authorities should:

●not grant planning permission for peat extraction from new or extended sites;

Annex 3: Documents replaced by this Framework

29. Minerals Planning Guidance 13: Guidance for peat provision in England(13 July 1995)