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Mineral plan deadline approaches

Time is running out for people to comment on where minerals should be quarried in Surrey.

Surrey County Council said consultation on the Surrey Minerals Plan would end on 18 December.

The plan sets out how the county will meet government targets for mineral extraction, such as silica sand and brick clay quarrying, until 2026.

A spokeswoman said the county council had removed some sites in a bid to protect "prized landscapes".

Sites removed from the plan, such as Eashing Farm, near Godalming, were in locations judged to be Areas of Great Landscape Value, she added.

A public consultation form is on the council's website.

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