The Regional Mineral and Raw Material Resources Plan

The Mineral and Raw Material Resources Plan establishes the general guidelines for extraction of mineral and raw material resources in the region.

The Min​eral and Raw Material Resources Plan for the Capital Region of Denmark​​

The region is responsible for mapping mineral and raw material resource deposits. The Mineral and Raw Material Resources Plan is based on this survey. The Mineral and Raw Material Resources Plan must include a 12-year plan for the extraction and supply of mineral and raw material resources to the building and construction industry.

With the Mineral and Raw Material Resources Plan, the region establishes the general guidelines for mineral and raw material resource extraction in the period covered by the plan. The plan also designates extraction areas and areas of interest within which application can be made to the municipality for a licence to extract mineral and raw material resources. The plan can be revised every four years.​

Mineral and Raw M​​​​aterial Resources Plan 2012

The Regional Council adopted the Mineral and Raw Material Resources Plan 2012 on 14th May 2013.

The Mineral and Raw Material Resources Plan must include:

  • An assessment of the mineral and raw material resource supplies in the region
  • Guidelines for mineral and raw material resource extraction
  • Determination of extraction areas
  • Identification of areas of interest
  • Mapping the deposits of mineral and raw material resources
  • A declaration of the known mineral and raw material resources
  • A forecast for future consumption
  • A strategy for the work to be done towards the next mineral and raw material resources plan

Extraction pe​​​​​rmits and plans for the post-treatment of quarries

According to the Mineral Resources Act, the Regions are the relevant authority in connection with the issue of permits to extract mineral resources, and for the approval of plans for post-treatment of quarries.​

Licences to extract mineral and raw material resources can, in principle, only be issued for areas situated within the extraction areas. The region​, however, has to consider many land interests in connection with licence issue. Extraction of mineral and raw material resources outside the extraction areas may be permitted, if the region judges that there are special conditions in favour of the application. ​

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