West Berkshire Council

Minerals and Waste Local Plan - Evidence Base

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

The Local Plan must be based on adequate, up-to-date and relevant evidence about the economic, social and environmental characteristics and prospects of West Berkshire. The documents below provide the relevant evidence base to support the Minerals and Waste Local Plan.

The Minerals and Waste Local Plan is currently at examination - more details can be found on our Minerals and Waste Local Plan Examination page

Supporting documents for the Minerals and Waste Local Plan

Duty to Cooperate (DtC) Statement

pdf icon Duty to Cooperate Statement (Submission) 2021 [832kb]

pdf icon DtC Statement Appendices (Submission) 2021 [1Mb]

pdf icon Annex A - South East Minerals Planning Authorities Soft Sand Position Statement [918kb]

pdf icon Annex B - SEWPAG Statement of Common Ground [1Mb]

pdf icon Annex C - SEWPAG Non-hazardous Landfill Joint Position Statement [719kb]

pdf icon Annex D - SEWPAG Inert Waste Deposit Joint Position Statement [1Mb]

Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA)pdf icon Equalities Impact Assessment [553kb]
Glossarypdf icon Glossary [511kb]
Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) screeningpdf icon Habitats Regulations Assessment Screening [1Mb]
Local Development Scheme (LDS)

Local Development Scheme (LDS) 

Policies map

pdf icon Policies Map [3Mb] An interactive version of the policies map is available here.

Statement of Common Ground (SoCG)pdf icon West Berks MWLP SoCG (Sigs redac) [3Mb]
Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)

pdf icon Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) revised January 2020 [540kb]

Statement of Consultation (SoC)

pdf icon Statement of Consultation (Submission) 2021 [782kb] (inc. Appendix 1)

pdf icon Appendix 2 - Issues and Options Consultation Information [639kb]

pdf icon Appendix 3 - Sites Consultation Information [466kb]

pdf icon Appendix 4 - Preferred Options Consultation Information [519kb]

pdf icon Appendix 5 - Proposed Submission Consultation Information [585kb]

pdf icon Annex 1 - Issues and Options Consultation Summary Report [1Mb]

pdf icon Annex 2 - Sites Consultation Summary Report [3Mb]

pdf icon Annex 3 - Preferred Options Consultation Summary Report [1Mb]

pdf icon Annex 4 - MWLP Proposed Submission Tracked Changes Version [6Mb]

pdf icon Annex 5 - Proposed Submission Summary Report [1Mb]

Sustainability Appraisal / Strategic Environmental Assessment (SA/SEA)

pdf icon SA/SEA Non-Technical Summary [576kb] 

pdf icon SA/SEA Environmental Report [1Mb]

pdf icon Appendix 1 - Summary of Relevant Plans and Policies [313kb]

pdf icon Appendix 2 - Summary of Baseline Information [257kb]

pdf icon Appendix 3 - Scoping Report Responses [85kb]

pdf icon Appendix 4 - Assessment of Policy Options [2Mb]

pdf icon Appendix 5 - Assessment of Policies [788kb]

pdf icon Appendix 6 - Site Assessments [2Mb]

pdf icon Appendix 7 - Sequential Test Summary Table [279kb]

Evidence Documents for the Minerals and Waste Local Plan

Heritage Assessment for sites

As Assessment of the Archaeological Resource in aggregate areas of West Berkshire


pdf icon Heritage Assessment [4Mb]

An Assessment of the Archaeological Resource in Aggregate Areas of West Berkshire

Highways and Transport Topic Paperpdf icon Highways and Transport Topic Paper [4Mb]

Landscape and Visual Assessment (LVA) for sites


Minerals and Waste Landscape Assessments

Minerals Evidence
Local Aggregates Assessment (LAA)

Minerals Evidence Paper

Soft Sand Study

Soft Sand Topic Paper


pdf icon Local Aggregates Assessment [3Mb]

pdf icon Minerals Evidence Paper [2Mb]

pdf icon Soft Sand Study [10Mb]

pdf icon Soft Sand Topic Paper [2Mb]

Preliminary Ecological Appraisals for sites.

The Council do not routinely publish these assessments as they can contain sensitive information that may be harmful for protected species if it was made available. Reports can be made available on request. 



Site Selection Methodology

pdf icon Site Selection Methodology [789kb]

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA)

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA)

Waste Evidence
Local Waste Assessment (LWA)


pdf icon Local Waste Assessment [3Mb]

Additional background Information (other background and evidence documents)

Authority Monitoring Report (AMR)
The AMR monitors the progress of the production of documents associated with minerals and waste planning and the performance of policies within the Minerals and Waste Local Plan.

Authority Monitoring Reports (AMRs)

Ecology / Nature conservation
Information on Ecology, biodiversity and nature conservation in West Berkshire

Nature Conservation

Information on heritage and archaeology in West Berkshire

Archaeology and the Historic Environment

Landscape character
Details on landscape character in West Berkshire

Berkshire Landscape Character Assessment (2003)

Newbury District Landscape Character Assessment (1993)

pdf icon Newbury District-Wide Landscape Character Assessment [16Mb]

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