Minerals and waste local plan
3. Development of the minerals and waste local plan
Inspectors report and adoption
The Planning Inspectorate appointed Stephen Normington to undertake an independent examination into the soundness of Buckinghamshire County Council's Minerals and Waste Local Plan.
He concluded his examination into the local plan with the publication of the Inspector's Report and Appendix on the 5 June 2019.
Submission and examination
All representations made on the Proposed Submission Plan were considered by the independent Planning Inspector following the Plan's submission on 1 June 2018. Public hearing sessions into the plan took place on 24 and 25 September 2018, details on the hearing session can be found on the examination page.
Consultation on proposed modifications took place from 10 December to 4 February and 11 February to 25 March.
Proposed modifications documents
Schedule of Proposed Modifications
Schedule of Proposed Modifications MM14 and MM19
Sustainability Appraisal (SA) Addendum Report
SA Report amended to reflect the Proposed Modifications (amendments are shown as track changes)
Schedule of Response to Proposed and Further Proposed Modifications
This was the final stage of the consultation and engagement process and the version of the plan that the county council took forward for its examination by an independent planning inspector.
Representations on the proposed submission plan were able to be made for an eight week period leading up to 3 May 2018.
Minerals and Waste Local Plan: Proposed Submission January 2018
Minerals and Waste Summary Leaflet March 2018
Local Aggregate Assessment 2017 October 2017
Schedule of Representations to Preferred Options November 2017
Habitats Regulations Screening Assessment June 2017
Site Assessment Methodology May 2017
Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report July 2017
Sustainability Appraisal Report (Proposed Submission) December 2017
Map of primary and secondary areas of focus for sand and gravel extraction July 2017
Technical Annex - Site Assessments Updated December 2017
Briefing Note: Minerals Provision Updated December 2017
Briefing Note: Spatial Strategy for Waste Updated December 2017
Local Aggregates Assessment 2016 October 2016
Waste Needs Assessment May 2017
Waste Needs Assessment Addendum Report Updated November 2017
Methodology for Defining Mineral Safeguarding and Consultation Areas April 2017
Non-technical Summary of Buckinghamshire's Strategic Flood Risk Assessments and Methodology for Application of the Sequential Test for Proposed Mineral and Waste Allocations April 2017
Sequential Test of Proposed Mineral and Waste Allocations December 2017
Annual Monitoring Report 2016-17 July 2017
Duty to Co-operate Strategic Statement December 2016
Statement of the Representations Procedure March 2018
Tests of Soundness March 2018
Preferred options (draft plan)
The Preferred Options (Draft Plan) formed the second formal stage of engagement and it was consulted on for an eight week period between 2 August and 27 September 2017.
Representations received relating to the Preferred Options Plan and SA Environmental Report were given due consideration in the preparation of the Proposed Submission Plan. In total 77 responses were received from individuals, government agencies, environmental groups, the minerals and waste industry/agents as well as Buckinghamshire district and town and parish councils and other county councils. The largest proportion of both respondents and individual representations related to issues around the identified sites and locations in the Preferred Options Plan.
BCC Draft Plan Minerals and Waste Local Plan, August 2017
Habitats Regulations Screening Assessment, June 2017
Issues and Options Consultation Report, June 2017 (includes the schedule of responses to the Issues and Options document of April 2015)
Site Assessment Methodology, May 2017
Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report for Draft Plan, July 2017
Sustainability Appraisal Report for the Draft Plan, July 2017
Map of primary and secondary areas of focus for sand and gravel extraction, July 2017
Technical Annex - Site Assessments, August 2017
Briefing Note: Minerals Provision, June 2017
Briefing Note: Spatial Strategy for Waste, June 2017
Local Aggregates Assessment 2016
Waste Needs Assessment, May 2017
Waste Needs Assessment Addendum Report, May 2017
Methodology for Defining Mineral Safeguarding and Consultation Areas within Buckinghamshire, April 2017
Non-technical Summary of Buckinghamshire's Strategic Flood Risk Assessments and Methodology for Application of the Sequential Test for Proposed Mineral and Waste Allocations, April 2017
Sequential Test of Proposed Mineral and Waste Allocations, July 2017
Annual Monitoring Report 2016-17
Duty to Co-operate Strategic Statement, December 2016
Issues and options
The Issues and Options Consultation (early 2015) was the first formal stage of engagement in the process to move to a fully updated local plan. Although at that stage it was anticipated that the adopted Minerals and Waste Core Strategy would remain as a standalone document and not be combined into the plan, the questions asked were still pertinent in relation to a combined plan.
As a result of both responses received, and consideration of local circumstances, the options were then narrowed down to identify the preferred approach and proposed allocations, which are considered to be the best way forward and these were contained within the Preferred Options document.
A summary of representations made at the Issues and Options Consultation stage and how the new combined plan addresses these is available on the Preferred Options webpage.
Last updated: 31 March 2020