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Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council are in the process of reviewing their joint Minerals and Waste Development Plan. The current Core Strategy Development Plan Document (DPD) was adopted in 2011 and the Site Specific Proposals DPD was adopted in 2012. These two plans are being reviewed and a single joint Minerals and Waste Local Plan (MWLP) covering the two Authority areas is being produced.
The councils have consulted on a Preliminary Draft Local Plan; and more recently consulted on the Further Draft Local Plan between March and May 2019. Views were sought on a range of draft policies, and on the approach the Plan should take in guiding mineral and waste management development over the period to 2036. Following these consultations, the councils took all comments into consideration, and have produced the Proposed Submission Plan.
The Proposed Submission Plan includes a suite of proposed policies to guide the determination of planning applications, and which cover detailed matters such as biodiversity, restoration, traffic and highways, and safeguarding.
The Plan also includes allocations for mineral development, largely carried forward from currently adopted mineral sites. No allocations are being proposed for waste management development over the plan period as the plan area has, on the whole, sufficient capacity to manage the forecast waste arising.
Information on the proposed mineral allocations can be found in Policy 2 of the Proposed Submission Plan and on the Policies Map; in the accompanying Site Assessments; and in the supporting paper Level of Provision and a Spatial Strategy for Minerals (November 2019).
All proposed designations and allocations can be found on the Interactive Policies Map.
The Proposed Submission Plan is accompanied by supporting documents including a Sustainability Appraisal (SA) Report. This is a mandatory document which incorporates the requirements of the Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations (2004). It sets out what the Councils think the main sustainability issues are, and puts forward a framework, including reasonable alternatives and sustainability objectives, by which the draft Plan is assessed.
The Proposed Submission Plan and supporting documents can be found, and can be downloaded, from the link below.
This consultation on the Proposed Submission Plan will run from 15 November 2019 to 9 January 2020. Following the consultation all representations received will be submitted, with the Submission Plan and the associated evidence base documents, to the Secretary of State for Examination.
It is important to note that at this stage, any objections received should explain why the Plan is not ‘sound’, and should refer to the tests of soundness as described in paragraph 35 of the National Planning Policy Framework.
It is anticipated that Submission will take place in March 2020, with the hearing sessions of the Examination (public inquiry) taking place in summer 2020.
To make comments on the Proposed Submission Local Plan, please do so via the Councils’ online consultation portal.
You may also make comments in writing to the Peterborough City Council address at the bottom of this page. Please use the representation form provided:
All comments must be received by Peterborough City Council no later than 11.59pm on 9 January 2020.
For more information about this consultation process, please view the Statement of Representations Procedure:
Important information about data protection
Any comments you make as part of the consultations into the Minerals & Waste Local Plan will be made public as it is a statutory requirement to publish comments. We will publish these online. If you have any concerns then please contact us. The Councils will however remove personal email addresses, postal addresses, telephone numbers and signatures.
Your information will be retained by the Councils as part of our statutory plan making duty, until no later than six months after the Plan is adopted, at which point your information will be securely deleted / destroyed. We will consult you at subsequent stages of the Plan’s preparation to seek further comments from you and to keep you informed. If you do not wish to be contacted at subsequent stages of the Plan, please let us know using the contact details at the bottom of this page.
The councils have published Statements of Community Involvement (SCIs). These documents set out how and when each council will consult with people and organisations, and how you can get involved in the plan making process. The latest versions are available below, but please note that an SCI is periodically updated.
If you would like to be kept informed of the progress of the new Minerals and Waste Local Plan, please send your contact details to the joint Minerals and Waste Team and we will add you to our consultation database. Please note that we will retain your information until no later than six months after the adoption of the new Plan, at which point your information will be securely deleted. If at any point after providing your contact details, you wish to change your mind then you should inform us using the details below:
Joint Minerals and Waste Planning Team
℅ Peterborough City Council
Sand Martin House
t: 01733 747474