Decision details

Central and Eastern Berkshire Draft Minerals and Waste Local Plan

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Seeking authority to consult on a draft Minerals and Waste Plan




      i)        the Draft Joint Central and Eastern Berkshire Minerals and Waste Local Plan and associated documents for the purposes of consultation is agreed.


     ii)        the approach to consultation as set out in paras 5.16-18 of the Director of Environment, Culture and Communities report is agreed.


    iii)        any minor changes to the draft plan (relevant to Bracknell Forest) following Executive are agreed by the Chief Officer Planning Transport and Countryside in consultation with the Executive Member for Planning and Transport.

Reasons for the decision:

      i)        It is important that the Council has an up to date and robust planning framework to guide development which reflects current national policy and guidance. The preparation of Joint Minerals and Waste Plan will ensure that this is in place.


     ii)        The joint plan must be prepared in consultation with the local community and other stakeholders. The draft plan once approved for consultation will allow early engagement to help inform the final version of the plan. An issues and Options consultation took place in the summer of 2017, along with a call for sites exercise to try and identify sites for waste facilities and sites for mineral extraction and mineral transport.


    iii)        The preparation of the Joint Minerals and Waste Plan will support the priorities as set out in the Council Plan 2015 – 2019, in particular; ‘A clean, green, growing and sustainable place’.

Alternative options considered:

The Council could have sought to provide plan coverage for Minerals and Waste in its Comprehensive Local Plan, rather than preparing a separate plan, however due to the strategic nature on Minerals and Waste issues and the specialist knowledge required in this area this was ruled out at an early stage.  Creating a joint plan creates economies of scale and enables the council to deal with Minerals and Waste issues strategically.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Financial Impact: None at this time.

Declarations: None

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No

Making Representations: In writing to the Director of Environment, Culture and Communities.

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Meeting(s) with interested parties
Public notice
Manned exhibitions


Public etc
Statutory bodies/Parish/Town Councils

Contact: Andrew Hunter, Director: Place, Planning & Regeneration Email: Tel: 01344 351907.

Report author: Andrew Hunter

Publication date: 12/06/2018

Date of decision: 12/06/2018

Decided at meeting: 12/06/2018 - Executive

Effective from: 20/06/2018

Accompanying Documents: