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Minerals and waste

Minerals and waste

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.

Get Involved

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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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 is available on the Hampshire County Council website.

The Draft Plan, supporting documents and the Draft Plan Consultation Summary Report can be viewed on the Hampshire County Council website.

The Draft Plan (formerly referred to as Preferred Options) is the second stage in plan-preparation. The purpose of this consultation was to engage the community in discussion on the long term management of minerals and waste.  It was also an opportunity to gather more local evidence to determine the plan policies and site allocations.

The Draft Plan Consultation ran from Monday 6 August 2018 to Friday 12 October 2018.

To see all the consultation documents and the Draft Plan Consultation Summary, visit the Hampshire County Council website.

Issues and Options

The Issues and Options stage is the first stage of consultation on the plan. The purpose of the consultation was to engage the community in discussion on the Issues for managing minerals and waste for the next 20 years. It was also an opportunity to gather more evidence to inform the Options for the plan policies and site allocations.

The Issues and Options Consultation ran for 6 weeks, from 9 June 2017 to 5pm 21 July 2017. Hampshire Services, (part of Hampshire County Council working in collaboration with the Central and Eastern Berkshire Authorities) ran the consultation and details can be found on the Hantsweb website.

Previous Call for Sites

Hampshire County Council asked mineral and waste site operators and land owners to put forward site proposals for consideration for minerals and waste uses, including any aspirations for existing sites to either extend or widen the range of operations or facilities.

The first call for sites ran from Monday 13 March to Friday 5 May and the further call for sites ran from 23 November 2018 to 11 January 2019. Both are now closed.

This is the Local Aggregate Assessment (LAA) 2018 (PDF document) for Central and Eastern Berkshire and covers the administrative areas of the plan-making partners (Bracknell Forest Council, Reading Borough Council, the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and Wokingham Borough Council). In addition, information has been provided for Slough, where available. The purpose of the LAA is to detail the current and predicted situation in Central and Eastern Berkshire with respect to all aspects of aggregate supply.

The previous LAA is available below:

The report includes information on remaining allocations in the Replacement Minerals Local Plan for Berkshire. It also puts the findings in the context of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) (PDF document) and Guidance on the Managed Aggregates Supply System (MASS) (PDF document).

Monitoring reports

See the monitoring reports below:

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