West Berkshire Council

Minerals and Waste Local Plan - Preferred Options

The consultation on our Preferred Options Minerals and Waste Local Plan has now closed.

We have now prepared a pdf icon Response Report [1Mb] to the Preferred Options consultation. This report summarises the key issues and comments made as part of the consultation along with our response to those comments.

The Minerals and Waste Local Plan pdf icon Preferred Options [9Mb] sets out our proposed policies to guide minerals and waste development in the future and our preferred sites for mineral extraction.

We asked 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

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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