Second chance to have your say on minerals and waste development

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough residents have a second chance to have their say on a new Joint Minerals and Waste Plan.

The new plan is being produced jointly with Cambridgeshire County Council and will look ahead to 2036.

A first round of consultation took place last year to gather views on what the plan should include and also asked for landowners to come forward with suggested sites. Since then work has been underway on a further draft of the plan, which now includes proposals to allocate a number of sites at locations where mineral supplies can support development as well as improve the local biodiversity.

No waste sites are being proposed, as most waste management needs can be met.

The plan sets out a range of planning policies which will be used to decide planning applications for mineral and waste management development over the plan period. It will also provide guidance for new developments.

The consultation will run between 15 March and 25 April can be found at www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/MWLP  and www.peterborough.gov.uk/MWLP

Councillor Peter Hiller, cabinet member for growth, planning, housing and economic development, said: "This is the second of three rounds of consultation on our draft plan and we really encourage residents and interested parties to come forward and share their thoughts with us.

"We have a statutory duty to prepare this type of plan, which makes sure that there is enough resource available to enable development to take place, as well as capacity to deal with all types of waste that needs managing for new and existing communities.”

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