The minerals and waste joint plan is expected to identify broad areas and/or specific sites for the management and extraction of minerals and the management of waste. The three minerals and waste planning authorities, which include ourselves, City of York Council and North York Moors National Park Authority need to plan together for future minerals and waste development infrastructure such as quarries and waste management facilities.
As part of the preparation of the minerals and waste joint plan we are compiling an evidence base. This will include consideration of the current levels of provision for mineral facilities and the potential future levels required in the plan and also waste capacity.
To help us identify potentially suitable sites and locations for minerals and waste development as part of the minerals and waste plan Regulation 18 First Consultation, we are issuing a 'call for sites'. This is intended to provide an opportunity for developers, landowners and other relevant parties to provide the Councils' with initial details of sites they would wish to see identified as being suitable in principle for future development for minerals and waste management purposes. Any sites which have previously been submitted will be carried forward for consideration, and so do not need to be resubmitted.
The submitted sites will be assessed against a site assessment methodology. The site assessment methodology is currently being developed to ensure any submissions are checked for their sustainability implications. This methodology will be consulted upon in due course.
In January 2011, we asked mineral site operators, landowners and other interested parties to put forward outline proposals for consideration for minerals uses, including minerals extraction sites and other mineral development infrastructure such as wharves, rail depots and secondary aggregate facilities. We were also interested in proposals for recycling aggregate facilities where these are to be associated with minerals development. City of York Council carried out a call for sites in August 2012, but no minerals or waste sites were forthcoming.
We received a total of 48 submissions. The indicative boundaries of the submissions we received are available to view on a map using the link below. Their inclusion on the map at this stage does not indicate the sites are supported by the County Council nor does it indicate that working will take place.
As work on the Minerals and waste joint plan progresses, these site submissions will be assessed in detail against the site and area assessment methodology which is currently being developed.
Documents related to the minerals core strategy site and areas assessment are below.