All planning authorities are required to produce and publish an Authority Monitoring Report (AMR).

The requirement for a local authority to produce an Authority Monitoring Report is set out in Section 113 of the Localism Act 2011. The report should cover a period of no more than 12 months.

The Greater Manchester Minerals Plan provides the planning framework for minerals across the ten Greater Manchester Authorities.  Monitoring of this report is currently undertaken by the Minerals and Waste Planning Unit on behalf of AGMA. The Monitoring Report for this plan forms part of each individual district monitoring reports.

The 2017 monitoring can be found here

The previous report for 2016 monitoring can be found here

Local Aggregate Assessment

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), published in March 2012, introduced a requirement for Mineral Planning Authorities (MPAs) to plan for a steady and adequate supply of aggregates by preparing an annual Local Aggregate Assessment (LAA). 

This should be based on a rolling average of 10 years sales data and other relevant local information and an assessment of all of the supply options (including marine dredged, secondary and recycled sources). 

The guidelines specify that this can be done either individually or jointly by agreement with another or other mineral planning authorities.

The Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA), the Merseyside authorities, including Halton (working through Merseyside Environmental Advisory Service (MEAS)) and the unitary authority of Warrington  have chosen to work together by collaborating in the production of a LAA.


The LAA for 2016 can be found here.

    Links to the AMR of each indiviual Authority can be found below :

Bolton AMR

Bury AMR

Manchester AMR

Oldham AMR

Rochdale AMR

Salford AMR

Stockport AMR

Tameside AMR

Trafford AMR

Wigan AMR


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