New Minerals and Waste Local Plan
Work is underway on an updated Minerals and Waste Local Plan (MWLP) within Berkshire.
Wokingham Borough Council, Bracknell Forest Council, Reading Borough Council and the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (collectively referred to as ‘Central and Eastern Berkshire Authorities’) are working together to produce a Joint Minerals and Waste Plan which will guide minerals and waste decision-making in the area.
The Joint Minerals and Waste Plan will build on previous minerals and waste plans for the Berkshire area. It will set out a new vision and replace the current policies and provide details of strategic sites that will deliver the vision.
What’s the timetable?
It is expected that the Joint Minerals and Waste Local Plan will be completed (‘adopted’) in winter 2020. Our Local Development Scheme (LDS) shows more information on the timetable.
A number of formal consultations will take place throughout the MWLP. The plan is being undertaken by Hampshire County Council on behalf of the Central and Eastern Berkshire Authorities and all consultations will be coordinated by them.
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Latest news - Call For Sites - Minerals and Waste 2018
The Central and Eastern Berkshire Authorities are calling for sites to be put forward for consideration within the Joint Minerals and Waste Plan.
A Draft Joint Minerals and Waste Plan was subject to consultation during the Summer 2018. The Draft Plan set the Vision and outlined the future level of minerals and waste provision required to deliver the Vision and meet national policy targets and objectives. Proposed site allocations were also included in the Draft Plan. A summary of the consultation responses received will be available in due course.
The Draft Plan and supporting documents can be viewed on the Hampshire County Council website.
To support the preparation of the ‘Proposed Submission’ version of the Plan, the Central and Eastern Berkshire Authorities would like to invite further nominations for minerals and waste site proposals. Additional sites are required as the Draft Plan recognises a shortfall in capacity particularly towards the end of the Plan period (2030 Plus).
Once submitted, the site will be assessed for its suitability for minerals and/or waste development uses. This will include an initial assessment which will seek to identify whether there are any significant constraints which would rule the site out from further consideration. If this is not the case, the site will be subject to more detailed assessment including a site visit. Further information may be required to assist this process.
See the Call for Sites tab (below) for additional information on how to submit a site.