Joint Central and Eastern Berkshire Focused Regulation 18 Consultation: Sand and Gravel Provision and Operator Performance
The most recent Focused Regulation 18 Consultation: Sand and Gravel Provision and Operator Performance ('the Focused Consultation') ran for 6 weeks, beginning on 11 February and closing at 5pm on 23 March 2020.
The purpose of the Focused Consultation was to seek feedback from statutory consultees, stakeholders, communities, local organisations and businesses on the proposed Area of Search, the potential new sites (Land West of Basingstoke Road, Spencers Wood and Area between Horton Brook and Poyle Quarry) and Policy DM15 (Past Operator Performance).
Thank you to all who responded to the Focused Consultation.
Read the Joint Central and Eastern Berkshire Focused Regulation 18 Consultation summary report (PDF document) which details the outcomes of the consultation.
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?
Our newly updated Local Development Scheme shows more information on the timetable.
A number of formal consultations will take place throughout the MWLP (Minerals and Waste Local Plan.) 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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The Central and Eastern Berkshire Authorities most recently conducted a focussed consultation on 'Sand and Gravel Provision and Operator Performance' (this was a Regulation 18 consultation). The Consultation Document (see Focussed Consultation tab below) set out the criteria for defining an 'Area of Search' for sand and gravel provision. It also included two new sites that were nominated through a recent 'Call for Sites' exercise and a new policy on 'operator past performance'. Read the tab below for further information.
Please note that additional text was added to the consultation document to reflect new information regarding Land West of Basingstoke Road, Spencers Wood:
"Amendment 06 March 2020 - Initial estimates are of 200,000 - 250,000 tonnes of sand and gravel, further information is pending and will be considered along with other issues raised through this consultation."
This is available to view through the link provided in the Focussed consultation tab below.