West Berkshire Council

Minerals and Waste Local Plan - Evidence Base

Evidence supporting the creation of the Local Plan for minerals and waste

The government requires that the Local Plan is based on adequate, up-to-date and relevant evidence about the economic, social and environmental characteristics and prospects of West Berkshire. The documents below seek to provide the relevant evidence base to inform the development of the Minerals and Waste Local Plan

Local Aggregate Assessment (LAA)

The LAA aims to provide an assessment of the current state of the minerals landbank in West Berkshire and predict the future provision of mineral resources that needs to be met by the Minerals and Waste Local Plan.

Local Aggregate Assessments (LAA)

Local Waste Assessment (LWA)

The LWA aims to provide an assessment of the need for the provision of waste infrastructure and activities in the authority over the plan period.

Local Waste Assessments (LWA)

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA)

The SFRA determines the variation in flood risk across the district. The SFRA was originally published in 2008, updated in 2015. A new SFRA in the process of being commissioned to support the development of the Minerals and Waste Local Plan.

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA)

pdf icon SFRA update statement [398kb]

Historic Environment

Information on the management of the historic environment.

Archaeological Resources Assessment in Aggregate Areas of West Berkshire

The West Berkshire Historic Environment Record (HER)

Historic Environment - Projects and Research

Managing the Historic Environment

Historic Environment - Projects and Research

Landscape Assessment

Landscape Character Assessments (LCA) have been carried out for West Berkshire.

Specific Landscape and Visual Assessments have been done for the sites submitted to the Council for consideration for allocation

Landscape Character Assessments (LCA)

Minerals and Waste Landscape Assessments

Nature conservation

Information on ecology, biodiversity and nature conservation

Nature Conservation

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