City of York Council, North Yorkshire County Council and the North York Moors National Park Authority have been working together to produce a Minerals and Waste Joint Plan covering all three planning authority areas. When finalised, the new Joint Plan will help the three Authorities take decisions on planning applications for minerals and waste development over the period up to 31 December 2030.

Submission of Minerals and Waste Joint Plan

Notice is hereby given, in accordance with regulation 22(3) of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012, that North Yorkshire County Council, City of York Council and North York Moors National Park Authority have submitted their Minerals and Waste Joint Plan to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on 28 November 2017.

The minerals and waste joint plan examination is available for inspection on the North Yorkshire County Council website or in hard copy:

  • at the main offices of North Yorkshire County Council,
  • City of York Council
  • North York Moors National Park,
  • District and Borough Council Offices; and
  • all libraries in the Plan area.

Full details and times of when you can view these documents are included in the minerals and waste joint plan examination.

The Minerals and Waste Joint Plan will now be subject to an independent examination by a Planning Inspector who will assess the soundness of the Plan.

Part of this process will involve hearing sessions where residents invited to attend will have the opportunity to respond to matters raised by the Planning Inspector. The Programme Officer, who supports the Inspector with the examination, will deal with all details relating to the examination process.

We will make further information available here as the examination progresses.

What is included in the Plan

The Minerals and Waste Joint Plan includes:

  • the approach the three authorities would like to take in making decisions on future minerals and waste-related development
  • guidelines for where, when and how much minerals and waste-related development should take place in the plan area
  • policies for each mineral type and the different types of waste produced in the area
  • specific policies relating to development management issues, such as transport, protection of the environment and communities
  • a number of sites which are considered suitable in principle, subject to necessary planning permission, for future minerals and waste development

Previous stages of consultation

The first consultation stage took place in May and June 2013. We presented initial information about the Plan and sought views on what the Plan should contain.

The 'Issues and Options' consultation took place in Spring 2014; we received comments on policies and potential allocations as well as further sites and information being submitted.

We ran a supplementary sites consultation during March 2015 which gave residents the opportunity to comment on new sites and information submitted during the previous stage.

We sought views on our 'Preferred Approach' via our Preferred Options Consultation between November 2015 and January 2016. The outcomes of this consultation have fed into our draft Joint Plan Publication.

We ran our Publication Consultation between 9 November and 21 December 2016; the responses we received at this stage have fed into our 'Proposed Changes' consultation document.

We also consulted on our 'Addendum of Proposed Changes' to the Publication draft Minerals and Waste Joint Plan between 12 July and 6 September 2017.

All documents we have produced in relation to the Minerals and Waste Joint Plan are available to view on the North Yorkshire minerals and waste plan page.

Our statutory responsibility for minerals and waste policy

We have a statutory responsibility to plan for future minerals and waste policy as set out in the Localism Bill. We are helping to meet our Duty to Co-Operate by preparing this plan in partnership with North Yorkshire County Council and the North York Moors National Park Authority.

When adopted, our Minerals and Waste Joint Plan will set out new planning policies for minerals (including oil and gas) and waste developments across all three areas and will help guide our planning application decisions up to 2030.

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