Joint minerals and waste plan

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 3 planning authority areas. When finalised, the new Joint Plan will help the 3 Authorities take decisions on planning applications for minerals and waste development over the period up to 31 December 2030.

Publication consultation

An Addendum of Proposed Changes to the Publication draft Minerals and Waste Joint Plan is open for consultation starting 12 July 2017 and finishing at 5pm on 6 September 2017.

Details of the consultation are available from the Joint Plan website, including:

Paper copies of the documents can be viewed at:

After the consultation

Any representations received will be considered by an indepedent inspector alongside the published Joint Plan when it is submitted for Examination in Public. The purpose of the Examination is to consider whether the Joint Plan complies with relevant legal requirements for producing Local Plans, including the Duty to Cooperate, and meets the national tests of ‘soundness’ for Local Plans.

Legal Compliance

To be legally compliant the Joint Plan has to be prepared in accordance with the Duty to Cooperate and legal and procedural requirements, including the 2011 Localism Act and Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (as amended).

What is included in the Plan

The Joint Minerals and Waste Joint Plan includes:

  • the approach the 3 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 and 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 of 2013. This stage 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 where we received comments on policies and potential allocations as well as further sites and information being submitted.

During March 2015, we ran a supplementary sites consultation which gave people the opportunity to comment on new sites and information submitted at the Issues and Options stage.

The Preferred Options Consultation ran between November 2015 and January 2016 which sought views on the Preferred Approach included in the Joint Mnerals and Waste Plan. The outcomes of this has fed into the Joint Plan Publication draft.

The Publication Consultation ran between 9 November 2016 and 21 December 2016. Responses received at this stage have fed into the Proposed Changes consultation document.

All documents that have been produced in relation to the Minerals and Waste Joint Plan are available to view on the Joint Plan website.

Further information

Planning for future waste and minerals is a statutory responsibility as set out by the Localism Bill. Undertaking the preparation of such a plan with North Yorkshire County Council and the North York Moors National Park Authority contributes to meeting our Duty to Co-Operate.

When adopted, the Minerals and Waste Joint Plan will set out new planning policies for minerals (including oil and gas) and waste developments across all 3 areas and will help to guide decisions on planning applications up to 2030.

You can view further information on the North Yorkshire County Council website.

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