Emerging Minerals and Waste Local Plan

Peterborough City Council and Cambridgeshire County Council have begun to review 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 merged together to form a single joint Minerals and Waste Local Plan for the two areas.


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).

The councils also have published Statements of Community Involvement (SCIs). These documents set out how and when the council will consult with people and organisations, and how you can get involved in the plan making process.

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:

Joint Minerals and Waste Planning Team
℅ Peterborough City Council
Town Hall
Bridge Street
e: planningpolicy@peterborough.gov.uk
t: 01733 747474


The Councils are currently consulting on a draft Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report. This is a technical, but legally required Report, and one we must consult on. It sets out what we think are the main sustainability issues in need of consideration during the preparation stages of the Minerals and Waste Local Plan, and also the proposed framework for how we will appraise the reasonable policy alternatives for that emerging plan. Whilst comments are normally only received from interested organisations (such as Natural England, Historic England and the Environment Agency), if you have any comments on it then please let us know.

Please send comments by email or post to the address above, making it clear you are responding to the draft Scoping Report. Comments must be received in the just over four week consultation period starting 17 January 2018 and closing on 14 February 2018.

In May 2018, the councils intend to commence consultation on the preliminary stage of the Minerals and Waste Local Plan, the first of three rounds of scheduled consultation on the emerging plan. Please check back with this page or send us your details (to the above address), and we’ll add you to our consultation list to keep you informed.