We are working with other authorities to produce a minerals and waste joint plan.

As minerals and waste planning authorities, North Yorkshire County Council, the City of York Council and the North York Moors National Park Authority have produced a minerals and waste joint plan.

The minerals and waste joint plan will, now finalised, set out new planning policies for minerals and waste developments across all three areas which will guide decisions on planning applications up to 31 December 2030.

The minerals and waste joint plan is intended to deal with key questions about future development such as:

  • where should future minerals and waste development be directed;
  • when should future development take place; and
  • what sort of development should take place and how should it be implemented.

Engagement with the public, the minerals and waste industry and other organisations was a key part of the process and has enabled the authorities to take into account the views of those with an interest in the plan.

Why produce a minerals and waste joint plan

Advice and guidance produced by the Government seeks to move towards enhanced working between local authorities on areas of common interest to achieve sustainable development. The nature of minerals and waste developments mean that often there are implications beyond individual planning authorities' boundaries.

North Yorkshire County Council, the City of York Council and North York Moors National Park Authority have decided to produce a minerals and waste joint plan so that strategic issues can be addressed on a greater than local level and to help comply with the 'duty to co-operate'. Production of a joint plan is also expected to be more efficient than producing three separate plans.

Timetable

North Yorkshire County Council adopted the Minerals and Waste Joint Plan at their Full Council meeting on 16 February 2022. An  adoption statement (pdf / 427 KB) has been produced. The North York Moors National Park Authority adopted the Plan on the 21 March 2022 and City of York Council adopted the Plan on 27 April 2022. The adopted  Minerals and Waste Joint Plan (pdf / 3 MB) and accompanying documents are available to view on the examination web page.

The Inspector took into consideration the content of the Main Modifications Consultation Reponses while writing her report. The Authorities received the  Inspectors Report (pdf / 471 KB) and accompanying  Appendix (pdf / 2 MB) on the 4 February 2022 which concluded that the Inspector found the Minerals and Waste Joint Plan sound. The Authorities now need individually adopt the Minerals and Waste Joint Plan. To keep up to date with progress please go to the examination web page.

The Minerals and Waste joint Plan was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate in November 2017. Hearings took place in the spring of 2018 and January 2019. The Authorities  produced a Schedule of Main Modifications to the Publication Draft which was out for consultation between 21 July 2021 and 5pm on 15 September 2021 this consultation is now closed. A report of the responses to the Main Modifications Consultation is available to view on the Examination web page as  LPA127 Main Modifications Consultation Responses Report. (pdf / 797 KB)

Submission

The minerals and waste joint plan was submitted under Regulation 22(3) of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 to the Department of Communities and Local Government on 28 November 2017.

You can read information about the submission and examination of the minerals and waste joint plan here. This page includes the minerals and waste joint plan and supporting documents as part of the examination library.

Proposed changes to the minerals and waste plan publication document

Following the six week consultation in November 2016 a number of proposed changes were identified to the draft minerals and waste plan. As a result it is necessary to present the changes for feedback on legal compliance and soundness in an addendum of proposed changes. The consultation of the addendum of proposed changes is now closed. The documents that were included in the consultation are in the table below.

Addendum of proposed changes 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.
 Summary of responses to Addendum of Proposed Changes (pdf / 643 KB) Report containing the 'duly made' responses to the Addendum of Proposed Changes'

A report of the feedback received was produced and will formed part of the submission documents provided for the examination in public.

Minerals and waste plan publication period for representations November / December 2016

Following the minerals and waste joint plan preferred options consultation the responses, along with related evidence, were considered and used to help develop the final draft version of the plan for publication for representations on legal compliance and soundness. The period of time for making representations on the publication version of the minerals and waste joint plan is now closed. Any representations received after the deadline cannot be accepted as being duly made. However, we did forward any late representations to the planning inspector for their information. A copy of the documents presented as part of the publication period are available below for reference only. The representations submitted in response to the publication document were compiled and submitted as part of the submission documents. A table listing the respondents and a  copy of the submitted representations is available below, Due to the volume of representations received the representations have been split into four groups. A report containing a summary of the representations is also available below.

Minerals and waste joint plan publication version

Document Details
 Publication main plan document (pdf / 5 MB) Publication document presenting vision, objectives and policies for minerals and waste joint plan.
 Appendix 1 - allocated sites (pdf / 19 MB) Appendix 1, which provides details about allocated sites.
 Appendix 2 - sites proposed for safeguarding (pdf / 15 MB) Appendix 2, which provides details about existing waste and infrastructure sites which are safeguarded.
 Appendix 3 - monitoring framework (pdf / 322 KB) Appendix 3, details of framework to be used for monitoring implementation of policies once minerals and waste joint plan is adopted.
 Appendix 4 - saved policies replaced by the minerals and waste joint plan (pdf / 479 KB) Appendix 4, details of which saved policies in existing minerals and waste plans or other local plans will be superseded by policies in the minerals and waste joint plan once adopted.
 Summary of responses with authorities response to publication document (pdf / 3 MB) Summary of responses to publication document including the authorities’ response.
 List of respondents to publication document (pdf / 109 KB) List of respondents to publication document.
 Combined representations part 1 (pdf / 27 MB) Copies of representations making comments against the publication document, part 1.
 Combined representations part 2 (pdf / 24 MB) Copies of representations making comments against the publication document, part 2.
 Combined representations part 3 (pdf / 22 MB) Copies of representations making comments against the publication document, part 3.
 Combined representations part 4 (pdf / 9 MB) Copies of representations making comments against the publication document, part 4.
 Statement of consultation for publication document (pdf / 5 MB) Outlines how the consultation was carried out for the publication draft of the plan and includes how the responses have been taken into account.

Sustainability appraisal and other assessments 

Document Date
 Sustainability appraisal report - full report (pdf / 5 MB) Includes background to sustainability appraisal and how it has been applied to the minerals and waste joint plan.
 Sustainability appraisal report - appendix 1, 2 and 4 - sustainability appraisal framework (pdf / 11 MB) Appendix 1 - sustainability appraisal framework.
Appendix 2 - full policy assessments.
Appendix 4 - sustainability appraisal contribution to the evolution of the vision.
 Sustainability appraisal report - appendix 3 - assessments of sites part 1 (a-f) (pdf / 9 MB) Assessment of sites and areas of search.
 Sustainability appraisal report - appendix 3 - assessment of sites part 2 (g-l) (pdf / 9 MB) Assessment of sites and areas of search.
 Sustainability appraisal - non-technical summary main report (pdf / 4 MB) Non-technical summary for the sustainability appraisal for the mineral and waste joint plan.
 Minerals and waste joint plan - habitats regulation assessment (pdf / 4 MB) HRA for publication stage.
 Strategic flood risk assessment (pdf / 20 MB)

SFRA for publication stage.

 Sustainability scoping report (pdf / 14 MB) Sets out the context for the sustainability appraisal of the minerals and waste joint plan.

Other main supporting documents

Document Details
 Duty to cooperate statement (pdf / 6 MB) Document providing summary of duty to cooperate activity which has taken place during development of the minerals and waste joint plan.
 Statement of consultation (pdf / 7 MB) Record of formal stages of consultation for the minerals and waste joint plan.
 Minerals and waste development scheme - sixth review (2016) (pdf / 476 KB) Local development scheme for the minerals and waste joint plan.
 City of York local development scheme (pdf / 7 MB) Local development scheme for City of York Council.
 North York Moors local development scheme (pdf / 459 KB) Local development scheme for North York Moors National Park.
 Equalities impact assessment - North Yorkshire County Council (pdf / 43 KB) North Yorkshire County Council equalities impact assessment for minerals and waste joint plan.
 Communities impact assessment - City of York Council (pdf / 396 KB) City of York Council's community impact assessment for the minerals and waste joint plan.
 Equalities impact assessment - North York Moors National Park Authority (pdf / 153 KB) North York Moors National Park Authority's equalities impact assessment for minerals and waste joint plan.
 North Yorkshire County Council - statement of community involvement (pdf / 845 KB) North Yorkshire County Council's statement of community involvement for minerals and waste plan.
 City of York Council - statement of community involvement (pdf / 6 MB) City of York Council's statement of community involvement.
 North York Moors National Park Authority - statement of community involvement (pdf / 552 KB) North York Moors National Park Authority's statement of community involvement.

Other proposed submission documents including documents supporting the development of the plan are available below and also on the evidence base page, which includes  proformas (pdf / 2 MB) showing the progression of policies from preferred options to publication stage and  discounted sites (pdf / 13 MB) document. You can also view further details on the sustainability appraisalstrategic flood risk assessment and habitats regulation assessment pages.

Policies map

An interactive map showing interpretation of preferred policies and site allocations is available here:

Policies map

Alternatively, see a hard copy of the policies map in the table below. The area covered by the plan is large so has been divided into different sections. See this  policies map showing the different areas (pdf / 1 MB) to help you identify the particular map you would like to look at.

Documents

Environmental and historic maps

Mineral resource maps

Contact us

Please contact the Minerals and waste joint plan team and we will be pleased to help.

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