Any substance worth extracting from the earth is by definition a raw material. In Central Denmark Region these are sand, gravel, stone, peat, clay, plastic clay, Moclay and chalk.

The Regional Council lays down overall guidelines aimed at devising an eco-friendly raw materials plan. For example, agricultural land that has been mined for its raw materials must be restored as a natural area once mining activities have ceased.

Central Denmark Region is responsible for devising a plan for the extraction and supply of raw materials. This plan must cover a period that extends into future by at least twelve years and it must be reviewed every four years.

As a basis for this, Central Denmark Region is mapping all areas in the region where the extraction of raw materials is a commercial prospect. Municipal councils are responsible for the issuing of raw material extraction licences in their respective areas.