Joint Minerals and Waste Plan
The central and eastern Berkshire authorities (Bracknell Forest Council, Reading Borough Council, The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and Wokingham Borough Council) are working in partnership to produce a Joint Minerals and Waste Plan. This will guide minerals and waste decision making in the Plan area up until 2036.
Call for minerals and waste sites
Wednesday 9 October to Friday 22 November 2019
The joint authorities are asking minerals and waste site operators, landowners and potential developers to put forward site proposals for consideration for minerals and waste uses. This includes any ideas for existing sites in extending or widening the range of operations or facilities.
This process has been undertaken three times during earlier stages of the plan making process (Spring 2017, Autumn 2017 and Winter 2018/19).
This is a further round of consultation to seek nominations for extra land that you have not submitted before, to look into its use for future minerals and waste operations in the area over the next 15 to 20 years.
To help assess the sites, we need to know some background information about the site. This includes:
- what the proposal is for,
- its location including a map
- ownership information including contact details
More information may then be sought through a follow up communication. Please send all nominations to Hampshire Services via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Further details of this process and other stages are available to view on the consultation website.
Issues and options
An issues and options consultation took place between 9 June and 21 July 2017.
The purpose of this consultation was to start to engage with the community and industry on the issues concerned with managing minerals and waste for the next 20 years. It was also an opportunity to gather more evidence to inform options for the plan policies and site allocations. To understand the demand for and supply of minerals, we prepared a Minerals Background Study together with a Waste Background Paper. This provided evidence on the types and quantities of minerals and waste produced and managed.
Draft Minerals and Waste Local Plan
A draft version of the plan (previously known as ‘Preferred Options’) was the subject of consultation between Monday 6 August and Friday 12 October 2018.
This sets out draft policies and proposed sites for minerals and waste development to meet future needs. Various supporting evidence based documents were also published at the same time, including a Restoration Study and a Safeguarding Study. The purpose of this consultation was to:
- gather comments from the community and industry on the draft policies and proposals
- collect more local evidence to help develop the policies and site allocations.
We are reviewing responses to the consultation and further work is being done on the draft policies, proposals and evidence base. We will publish a full report detailing the outcomes of the consultation online soon.
Following the ‘Call for Sites’, there will be further consultation during winter 2020. This will be looking at opportunities for meeting the need for sharp sand and gravel.