352. The minerals planning legislation.

The town and country planning system in respect of the development1 of land2 in England and Wales is regulated by statute, principally the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, certain other consolidating Acts3, and the subordinate legislation made thereunder4. These statutes also contain provisions specific to minerals planning5. Mineral Planning Guidance Notes ('MPGs') set out the government's policy on minerals and planning issues and provided guidance to local authorities, the minerals industry and others on policies and the operation of the planning system with regard to minerals. However most of these MPGs have now been repealed by the National

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