Joint minerals and waste

The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, Bracknell Forest Council, Reading Borough Council and Wokingham Borough Council (collectively referred to as the ‘Central & Eastern Berkshire Authorities’), are working in partnership to produce a Joint Minerals & Waste Plan which will guide minerals and waste decision-making in the Plan area for the period up to 2036.

The Joint Minerals & Waste Plan will build upon the formerly adopted minerals and waste plans for the Berkshire area, and improve and update the evidence base and strengthen the policies and provide details of strategic sites that are proposed to deliver the vision. 

Draft minerals and waste plan consultation - August 2018

The second stage in plan-preparation is the production of a Draft Plan (formerly referred to as "Preferred Options"). The purpose of this consultation is to engage the community in discussion on managing minerals and waste for the next 20 years.  It is also an opportunity to gather more local evidence to determine the plan policies and site allocations.

To get involved and share your thoughts on the future of minerals and waste in Central and Eastern Berkshire, please visit It is here that you will be able to read all accompanying documents to the Draft Plan Consultation, as well as complete the response form to the consultation.

The Draft Plan Consultation will run for ten weeks, beginning Monday 6 August 2018 and ending Friday 12 October 2018. All comments must be received by 5pm on 12 October 2018.

Documents are also available for inspection during normal working hours:

  • Bracknell Forest Council offices: Time Square, Market Street, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1JD
  • Reading Council offices: Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LU
  • The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead offices: Maidenhead Library, St Ives Road, Maidenhead SL6 1QU
  • Wokingham Borough Council offices: Shute End, Wokingham, Berkshire RG40 1BN
  • Public libraries within the administrative areas of the Central & Eastern Berkshire Authorities.

Public exhibitions will take place during the consultation period at the following locations:

Datchet Village Hall, 3 Allen Way, Datchet SL3 9HR

  • Tuesday 4 September – 3.30pm - 7.30pm

St Peter’s Church, 4 Bath Rd, Knowl Hill, Reading, RG10 9XB:

  • Tuesday 4 September from 4pm to 8pm

Reading Borough Council (Civic Offices), Bridge Street, Reading, RG1 2LU:

  • Thursday 6 September – 3pm - 7pm

Desborough Theatre (Town Hall), Park St, Maidenhead SL6 1RF: 

  • Thursday 6 September – 3.30pm - 7.30pm

Three Mile Cross Church Centre, Mitford Close, off Basingstoke Rd, Three Mile Cross, RG7 1HF:

  • Monday 10 September from 4:30pm to 8pm *Please note the 4:30pm start time

St Mary’s Winkfield, Church Road, SL4 4SF: 

  • Tuesday 11 September – 3pm - 7pm

Arborfield Green Community Centre, Sheerlands Rd, Arborfield RG2 9ND (parking off Princess Marina or Rowcroft Road):

  • Wednesday 19 September from 4pm to 8pm 


Issues and options consultation - June 2017

The consultation paper forms the first stage in plan-preparation. The purpose of this consultation is to engage the community in discussion on the issues for managing minerals and waste for the next 20 years. It is also an opportunity to gather more evidence to inform the options for the plan policies and site allocations.

Consultation period: From Friday 9 June 2017 to Friday 21 July 2017. 

All consultation documents, including the consultation paper, background papers, and FAQs are available to view on the consultation website at: - Issues and Options

Call for sites 2017

A Call for Sites process ran for an 8 week period from Monday 13 March to 5pm - Friday 5 May 2017.