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North Yorkshire minerals and waste plan
The North Yorkshire minerals and waste plan is a collection of planning policy documents which will set out a local basis for minerals and waste planning.
As the minerals and waste planning authority for the County (excluding the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Park), we have a statutory duty to prepare a minerals and waste plan. The plan will contain proposals and policies to guide minerals and waste related planning decisions, and in due course will replace our current minerals and waste local plans policies. Until recently this plan has been referred to as the minerals and waste development framework (MWDF).
The minerals and waste development framework process has recently been subject to a number of changes in Government policy. This has resulted in a shift towards a simpler system which focuses on the preparation of a single plan for minerals and waste, now known as the North Yorkshire minerals and waste plan. We have previously been working on the preparation of a minerals core strategy and waste core strategy as part of the MWDF and the information gathered from the core strategy work will be carried forward into the development of a minerals and waste plan. View a summary of the previous work on the MWDF here [65kb] [word].
One of the key changes has been the introduction of the 'Duty to co-operate', which seeks to enhance the way local planning authorities work together in preparing their plans. As a result of these changes we have been looking in more detail at the issues that we will need to address and how this can be done most effectively. As part of this we have been exploring opportunities for joint working with other authorities. It has been agreed that a minerals and waste joint plan will be produced between ourselves, City of York Council and North York Moors National Park Authority.
City of York Council and the North York Moors National Park Authority also have responsibility to plan for other matters such as housing and business development land, and will produce separate planning policy documents dealing with these sorts of issues. We will continue to produce an independent minerals and waste development scheme, statement of community involvement, and the authorities monitoring report - all of which are available to download on the proposed structure of the plan page.
The current project timetable for production of the minerals and waste joint plan is set out in the minerals and waste development scheme (available to download on the proposed structure of the plan page).
A summary of the timetable for minerals and waste joint plan is as follows:
Community involvement is an important part of the planning process. The statement of community involvement explains how we will involve people in preparing new minerals and waste related policy and explains how you can find out more and make your views known. The statement of community involvement also explains how you can get involved in determining planning applications for minerals and waste and other forms of development which we have responsibility to plan for (such as development at schools and other council operational development, including roads). More information is available on our planning applications process page.
Download the full statement of community involvement [845kb] [pdf] or alternatively download a summary of the statement [161kb] [pdf].
Reporting on progress
We have a duty to produce an authorities monitoring report which reports on the implementation of the minerals and waste development scheme and the success with which any adopted policies are implemented. The latest authorities monitoring report along with a form to submit your comments are available to download from the proposed structure of the plan page.
Minerals and waste plan - frequently asked questions