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Peterborough City Council and Cambridgeshire County 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 are now consulting on the Further Draft Plan, the second of three rounds of public consultation which will be undertaken. The first (Preliminary Draft) consultation, which took place between May and June 2018, sought views on a range of issues and options, and on the approach the new Plan should take in guiding mineral and waste management development over the period to 2036. Following this consultation the Councils have taken all comments into consideration, and have now produced a Further Draft Plan. This Plan has also been informed by technical supporting documents.
The consultation on the draft Plan runs for 6 weeks, from 15 March 2019 to 25 April 2019.
The Councils have also put together some summary slides which provide an overview of the draft Plan. These set out the approach that is proposed in respect to the provision of mineral, the mineral spatial strategy and allocations; and the waste spatial strategy and criteria which will guide the location of waste management development. The Plan also includes a suite of draft policies to guide the determination of planning applications, and which cover detailed matters such as biodiversity, restoration, traffic and highways, and safeguarding.
Information on the proposed mineral allocations can be found in Policy 2 of the Further Draft 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 (March 2019).
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. Therefore it is proposed that any new waste management development will be guided through a criteria based policy.
All proposed designations and allocations can be found on the Interactive Policies Map.
The draft 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. All supporting documents are listed, and can be downloaded, from the links below.
All documents are on this web page, and can also be viewed during working hours at Cambridgeshire County Council, Shire Hall, Castle Hill, Cambridge, CB3 0AP, and Town Hall, Bridge Street, Peterborough PE1 1HF.
Your views are being sought on the Further Draft Plan, on the SA Report, the Habitats Regulations Assessment and on the background documents which accompany the Further Draft Plan. Please make your comments using the online consultation portal where possible, or alternatively use Form B below.
All comments must be received by Peterborough City Council (which is receiving replies on behalf of both Councils) no later than 23:59 on 25 April 2019.
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.
Documents from the Preliminary Draft Plan consultation (May to June 2018):
In August 2017 both councils updated their respective Local Development Schemes (LDS), which set out the timetable for the production of the new Minerals and Waste Local Plan. The LDSs can be found following the links below (the timetable is the same in both documents).
- Cambridgeshire Minerals and Waste Development Scheme (August 2017)
- Peterborough Local Development Scheme (August 2017)
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 they are periodically updated.
- Cambridgeshire Statement of Community Involvement (March 2014)
- Peterborough Statement of Community Involvement (July 2018)
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 of this using the details below:
Joint Minerals and Waste Planning Team
℅ Peterborough City Council
Sand Martin House
t: 01733 747474