Minerals and Waste Local Plan Update - Issues and Options

Decisions on planning applications should be made on the basis of having an up-to-date statutory development plan that sets out the strategy, provision, policies and sites for minerals and waste development.

The Minerals and Waste Local Plan (MWLP) was adopted on 1 October 2014. The MWLP brought together and updated the Minerals and Waste Development Framework (MWDF) which was portfolio of individual documents adopted in 2010 and 2011. The MWLP rolled the statutory components of the MWDF into one combined document and extended the plan period from 2026 to 2031.

Government guidance says that planning authorities should have and maintain an up-to-date plan. Although the MWLP is currently up-to-date and fully compliant with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), it needs to remain so. This Update will concentrate on the minerals and waste allocations (sites) and designations and the approach taken to these, particularly regarding waste sites.

This consultation has now closed.


  • Opened
    14 May 2015 at 07:00
  • Closed
    9 Jul 2015 at 17:00
  • Response Published
    19 Sep 2015