Minerals and waste local plan

6/23/2021 2:37:25 PM

1. Overview

Buckinghamshire Council are responsible for preparing the minerals and waste planning documents for Buckinghamshire. These documents show the policies and proposals for carrying out mineral extraction and waste management development.

For more information, email mineralswastepolicy@buckinghamshire.gov.uk.


Local Plan 2016-2036

The Minerals and Waste Local Plan 2016-2036 was considered and adopted at a county council meeting on 25 July 2019. 


Mineral extraction

The main minerals found in Buckinghamshire are sand and gravel. We make sure there are enough sites, with planning permission for extraction, to:

  • meet local demand
  • contribute towards national demand

As well as sand and gravel, some chalk and clay extraction also takes place within the county.


Waste management

Waste developments can include:

  • recycling centres
  • bulking up facilities
  • energy from waste plants
  • anaerobic digestion facilities
  • landfill

These facilities manage waste produced by households, industry, and businesses in the county.


Development plan

All local planning authorities must produce a development plan. 

The development plan for Buckinghamshire consists of:

  • saved policies (in district council local plans, district council core strategies and development plan documents)
  • The Buckinghamshire Minerals and Waste Local Plan 2016-2036 (adopted 2019)

The Local Planning Authority decide whether to grant or refuse planning permission. 
Planning permission on new developments must made in accordance with the Development Plan. This is part of the 'plan-led' system.


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Last updated: 23 June 2021

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