Reclaim minerals extraction and landfill sites to agriculture

The legislation, policies and advice that planning authorities need to consider to reclaim the quality and structure of soil for farming use.



These guides apply to proposals for:

  • mineral extraction
  • landfill and land raising (structures made from above ground waste) - referred to as ‘landfilling’ in these guides

You should refer to guide for government policies and legislation when considering proposals affecting agricultural land in England.

You should use the planning and aftercare advice to make sure developers understand what’s needed to reclaim sites to agriculture.

Published 16 January 2018