PLANS for quarrying, mineral and gas extraction and how rubbish is disposed of across North Yorkshire are to go out to public consultation for the second time.

North Yorkshire County Council, City of York Council and the North York Moors National Park Authority are producing a minerals and waste joint plan which will help the authorities outline suitable sites for such developments up to 2030.

Drop-in sessions displaying the proposals will be held at Selby Library on today and Malton Library on tomorrow, both from 2pm to 7pm, and at Helmsley Library on February 28 and City of York Council’s West Offices HQ on March 3, both from 1pm to 6pm.

There will also be sessions at Scarborough and Harrogate Libraries on February 27 and March 7 respectively, between 2pm and 7pm.

Comments must be made by April 11, after which the authorities will decide on their approach and hold a third round of consultation with the preferred options.

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