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 & 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.
Further Call For Sites 2018
To support the preparation of the ‘Proposed Submission’ version of the Plan, the Central and Eastern Berkshire Authorities would like to invite further nominations for minerals and waste site proposals. Additional sites are required as the Draft Plan recognises a shortfall in capacity particularly towards the end of the Plan period (2030+). See our "Joint minerals and waste - Call for sites 2018" page for details.
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.
The consultation period ran from Monday 6 August 2018 to Friday 12 October 2018. Please note that this has now ended and no further comments can be accepted. 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: Hants.gov.uk - Draft Plan Consultation 2018
It is anticipated that the next consultation (on the Proposed Submission version of the Plan) will take place later in 2019.
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: Hants.gov.uk - 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.