Changes to the minerals and waste plan

A consultation on proposed changes to the draft minerals and waste plan.

North Yorkshire County Council, City of York Council and the North York Moors National Park Authority are producing a minerals and waste plan, to cover the period up to 31 December 2030.

Feedback on the proposed changes

Publication is an important stage in the creation of the minerals and waste joint plan. Responses provided at previous stages have been considered, along with any new evidence, and used to finalise the plan. An independent planning inspector will examine the the publication version of the plan in public. The draft plan gave those interested the opportunity to give feedback on whether they considered the plan to be 'sound' and 'legally compliant'. Feedback at this stage was only made on grounds of legal compliance or soundness and needed to be supported with evidence to show why these tests had not been met.

Following the six week consultation from November 2016 on the draft plan, a number of proposed changes were identified. As a result it is necessary to allow further feedback on legal compliance and soundness. These are presented in an addendum of proposed changes. Feedback at this stage should only relate to proposed changes. Any feedback received will be considered by an independent inspector as part of the examination.

Consultation documents

Document Details
 Minerals and waste joint plan - addendum of proposed changes to publication draft (pdf / 2 MB) Document presenting the proposed changes to the publication draft plan.
 Sustainability appraisal - addendum of proposed changes to publication draft (pdf / 4 MB) Document presenting the sustainability appraisal of the proposed changes to the publication draft plan.
 Response form - part A (docx / 484 KB) Part A of response form to be used to provide representations on the addendum of proposed changes.
 Response form - part B (docx / 72 KB) Part B of response form to be used to provide representations on the addendum of proposed changes.
 Guidance notes for response forms (pdf / 272 KB) Guidance notes to accompany response forms A and B.
 Statement of representations procedure and statement of fact (pdf / 193 KB) Details where the plan documents can be viewed and how to respond.

Supporting information for the proposed changes includes a summary of responses to the publication document, including the authorities response and a consultation statement for the publication stage. These can both be found on the minerals and waste joint plan page.

Paper copies of the addendum of proposed changes documents can be viewed at the locations listed in the statement of representations procedure.

Give us your views

It is important that you provide feedback using the two-part response forms provided to ensure it is recorded correctly ready for the examination in public. Paper copies of the response forms are available at libraries or on request using the contact details below.

You may respond via email to or in writing to:

Minerals and Waste Joint Plan
Planning Services
North Yorkshire County Council
County Hall

A guidance note has been included to help with the completion of Part A and Part B of the response forms and these are available in the table below. You are strongly encouraged to read this before making your response. These guidance notes provide information on 'legal compliance' and 'tests of soundness'.

A sustainability appraisal of the addendum of proposed changes has been published to be considered alongside the main document.

Deadline for comments

The closing date for this consultation is 5pm on 6 September 2017.

Please note we are not able to accept feedback after this deadline.

Work on the minerals and waste joint plan started in May 2013, when we sought views on what a minerals and waste plan for the area should contain. The feedback we received during this first consultation has helped us identify the issues on which the plan should focus. The next stage was to present the issues and also provide possible options for dealing with the issues identified. This took place between February and April 2014 with an additional supplementary sites consultation in spring 2015. The result of these consultations and new evidence were used to produce a preferred options consultation which included preferred sites and this consultation took place between November 2015 and January 2016. Following this a Publication Draft Plan was produced and consulted upon between November and December 2016. The previous consultation documents, including a summary of the responses we received can be found on the minerals and waste joint plan page.

If you would like to view previous consultations, supporting information and evidence documents please visit the minerals and waste joint plan page.