Joint Central and Eastern Berkshire Minerals and Waste Local Plan
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.
The Central and Eastern Berkshire Authorities submitted the Joint Plan for independent examination on 25 February 2021.
The Joint Plan will replace the adopted minerals and waste plans for the Berkshire area, based on up-to-date evidence of the current levels of provision for minerals and waste facilities in the Plan area. Importantly, the Plan aims to establish the future levels of provision required to meet national and regional policy targets and objectives.
To date, several information gathering consultations have been completed to inform the Plan between 2017 and 2020. Details of these can be found under the tabs below.
Proposed Submission Documents are available to view on the dedicated consultation website.
When government guidance and regulations, including social distancing restrictions, allow, hard copies of the documents will be available at:
Wokingham Borough Council, Shute End, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 1WP (9am to 5pm Monday to Friday)
What's the timetable?
Hearing Sessions will be announced at a later date, at least 6 weeks before the opening of the hearings.
The Local Development Scheme shows more information on the timetable
The Programme Officer will act as the contact for any person who has an interest in the Examination and as a liaison between the Inspector, Council and Representors. They are an independent Officer of the Examination and work on behalf of the Inspector to organise and manage the administrative and procedural elements of the Examination process.
Any queries people may have regarding the Examination process or matters they wish to raise with the Inspector should be submitted via the Programme Officer.
The Programme Officer's details may be found on the dedicated consultation website.
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