About the scheme
The Minerals and Waste Development Scheme sets out what formal minerals and waste plans and other related documents will be prepared and when:
The Minerals and Waste Development Scheme [PDF 767KB]
Previous schemes including the withdrawn scheme can be viewed on Development Framework Archive page.
An indicative current timetable for the documents currently being prepared, namely a new Minerals Local Plan and Joint Waste Core Strategy, is set out below:
|Key milestone ||Joint Waste Core Strategy ||Minerals Core Plan |
| Informal consultation || || |
|Issues and options ||October 2006 ||January 2012 |
|Further issues and options ||September 2010 ||N/A |
|Preferred Approach consultation ||July 2011 ||September 2013 |
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| Submission and examination || || |
|Pre-submission - formal representation ||March 2012 ||April 2014 |
|Submission to Secretary of State ||January 2013 ||August 2014 |
|Pre-hearing meeting ||March 2013 ||September 2014 |
|Examination ||May 2013 ||December 2014 |
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| Adoption || || |
|Inspector's Report ||June 2013 ||February 2015 |
|Adoption if document found sound ||July 2013 ||March 2015 |
|Document withdrawn if not found sound ||July 2013 ||April 2015 |
Above dates indicative and subject to change.
A new Minerals and Waste Development Scheme will be prepared to take account of new timescales and changes to the planning system that have occurred since the last scheme was prepared. A new scheme is likely to be published after June 2012.