The minerals and waste joint plan will, once finalised, set out new planning policies for minerals and waste developments across all three areas which will guide decisions on planning applications up to 2030.
The minerals and waste joint plan is intended to deal with key questions about future development such as:
- Where should future minerals and waste development be directed;
- When should future development take place; and
- What sort of development should take place and how should it be implemented.
Engagement with the public, the minerals and waste industry and other organisations is a key part of the process and will enable the authorities to take into account the views of anyone with an interest in the plan.
Why produce a minerals and waste joint plan
Advice and guidance produced by the Government seeks to move towards enhanced working between local authorities on areas of common interest to achieve sustainable development. The nature of minerals and waste developments mean that often there are implications beyond individual planning authorities' boundaries.
North Yorkshire County Council, the City of York Council and North York Moors National Park Authority have decided to produce a minerals and waste joint plan so that strategic issues can be addressed on a greater than local level and to help comply with the 'duty to co-operate'. Production of a joint plan is also expected to be more efficient than producing three separate plans.
Previous work carried out on developing minerals and waste plans
Relevant work which has previously been carried out in relation to the preparation of individual minerals and waste plans or policies, within the three authorities, will be used in the preparation of the new minerals and waste joint plan.
The current timetable for production of the minerals and waste joint plan was agreed in 2015 and is summarised as follows:
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Joint minerals and waste plan members working group
The joint minerals and waste plan members working group has been established to provide a forum at which members of City of York Council, North Yorkshire County Council and North York Moors National Park Authority can jointly discuss matters relating to the content and preparation of the minerals and waste joint plan. Agendas and notes of the meetings will be provided here for information.
Keeping up to date with developments
If you would like to be kept up to date with the progress of the plan please contact us and request to be added to our consultation database where you will be notified of any active consultations.
Minerals and waste preferred options consultation November 2015
Following the minerals and waste joint plan issues and options consultation the responses, along with related evidence, were considered and used to help develop preferred options for mineral, waste and development management policies for the joint plan area and these are detailed in the preferred options document.