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Mineral Policy Statements 2: Controlling and mitigating the environmental effects of mineral extraction in England

Minerals Policy Statements (MPSs) set out the policies and considerations that the Government expects Mineral Planning Authorities (MPAs) to follow in preparing minerals and waste development schemes as part of local development frameworks and in considering applications for minerals development.

Minerals Policy Statement 2 (MPS2) states the principles to be followed in considering the environmental effects of mineral working and expands in appendices, on the need for community consultation and involvement and environmental management systems (EMSs).

It is accompanied by separate technical Annexes on particular environmental effects, of which Annex 1 Dust and Annex 2 Noise are published alongside this MPS.

MPS 2 supercedes MPG 11.

View 'MPS 2: Controlling and mitigating the environmental effects of mineral extraction in England' here.

Minerals Policy Statement 2: Controlling and mitigating the environmental effects of mineral extraction in England - Annex 1: Dust

Minerals Policy Statement 2: Controlling and mitigating the environmental effects of mineral extraction in England - Annex 2: Noise