West Berkshire Council

Minerals and Waste Local Plan - Preferred Options

We are now consulting on our Preferred Options Minerals and Waste Local Plan

The Preferred Options Local Plan sets out our proposed policies to guide minerals and waste development in the future and our preferred sites for mineral extraction.

We are asking for your comments on the soundness of the proposals within the Local Plan. To be sound, the Minerals and Waste Local Plan should be:

  • Positively Prepared - the plan should be prepared based on a strategy which seeks to meet objectively assessed development and infrastructure requirements
  • Justified - the plan should be the most appropriate strategy, when considered against the reasonable alternatives, based on proportionate evidence
  • Effective - the plan should be deliverable over its period and based on effective working on cross-boundary strategic priorities
  • Consistent with national policy - the plan should enable the delivery of sustainable development in accordance with the policies of the NPPF

We are seeking your views on the Preferred Options Local Plan which can be accessed online through our Local Plan Consultation Portal. We've provided the supporting information and evidence base below.

You can also tell us what you think:

doc icon Comment Form [260kb] is available.

All comments must be received by 5pm on Friday 30 June 2017.

    Supporting Documents

    Evidence Base

    The plan is supported by a number of evidence base documents:

    What happens next?

    All comments will be published on our consultation portal following the closure of the consultation and taken into account in the preparation of the Draft Submission document, which will be subject to further consultation before submission to the Secretary of State.

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