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1. 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 and Eastern Berkshire Authorities’), are working in partnership to produce a Joint Minerals and Waste Plan which will guide minerals and waste decision-making in the Plan area for the period up to 2036.

The Joint Minerals and 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. 

Call for Sites 2019

The Central and Eastern Berkshire Authorities have decided to run another ‘Call for Sites’ exercise. This involves asking minerals and waste site operators, landowners and developers if they have any additional land not previously put forward for consideration for minerals and waste use.  This includes any aspirations for extending or widening the range of operations or facilities at existing sites.

This further round of consultation is to seek nominations for additional land, which has not previously been submitted, to be considered for future minerals and waste operations in the Plan area over the next 15 to 20 years.

To help us assess the sites, we require some background information about the site, including what the proposal is for, its location (including a map) and ownership information (including contact details).

More information may then be sought through follow up communication. 

The Call for Sites will run from Wednesday 9 October to Friday 29 November 2019.  If you have any queries, please contact Hampshire Services on telephone number 01962 845785 or email [email protected]

Further details of this process are available on the Joint Minerals and Waste Plan consultation website

Additional Regulation 18 consultation on the potential allocation of Bray Quarry Extension

Following the ‘Draft Plan’ consultation in 2018, it was decided to hold a further ‘call for sites’ exercise inviting site nominations from industry, agents and landowners.  Bray Quarry Extension was the only site proposed. An initial assessment of the site has been undertaken and it has been concluded that it may potentially be suitable to be allocated for sand and gravel extraction.

The Central and Eastern Berkshire Authorities ran a consultation from 9 July to 19 August 2019 seeking feedback from statutory consultees, stakeholders, communities, local organisations and businesses on this potential new site.  See our "Joint minerals and waste - Consultations" page for further details.

Further Call for Sites 2018

To support the preparation of the ‘Proposed Submission’ version of the Plan, the Central and Eastern Berkshire Authorities invited further nominations for minerals and waste site proposals from Friday 23 November 2018 – Friday 11 January 2019. This was held because the Draft Plan recognises a shortfall in capacity particularly towards the end of the Plan period (2030+).

Draft minerals and waste plan consultation - August 2018

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

The consultation period ran from Monday 6 August 2018 to Friday 12 October 2018. In April 2019, a report was published summarising the responses made to this consultation. 

All documents are available to view on the consultation website at: - Draft Plan Consultation 2018

Issues and options consultation - June 2017

The consultation paper formed the first stage in plan-preparation. The purpose of this 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.

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.