Minerals and waste

Dorset County Council is responsible for the preparation of minerals and waste planning documents for the Borough of Poole, Bournemouth Borough Council and Dorset. A suite of documents provides the framework for delivering Minerals and Waste planning policy for Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole.

Mineral Sites Plan and Waste Plan

The Pre-submission Drafts of the Mineral Sites Plan and Waste Plan were submitted to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on 29 March 2018.

The Waste Plan was subject to an examination in public, undertaken by an independent inspector appointed by the Planning Inspectorate, to establish the legal compliance and soundness of the plan. Following the examination hearing, which took place between 26 and 28 June 2018, the inspector will prepare a report setting out his conclusions and, any main modifications he considers necessary for the plan to be sound will be the subject of further formal consultation.

Consultation on modifications to the Waste Plan is taking place for a 6 week period between 31 August and 15 October 2018. The modification documents can be accessed here.

The examination in public of the Mineral Sites Plan is scheduled to take place on the 25 to 27 (and possibly 28) of September, and 2 to 3 October 2018.

Full details of the plan are available as follows:

The Mineral Sites Plan will allocate suitable sites for the quarrying of sand and gravel, building stones and ball clay to meet national, regional and local needs. The Plan will be a companion document to the Minerals Strategy (adopted in May 2014), which contains policies against which planning applications are determined.

The Waste Plan will identify sites for new waste management facilities to meet the county’s needs and, once adopted, will provide the policy framework for determining planning applications for waste management facilities.

Minerals and Waste Development Scheme

The latest version of the Minerals and Waste Development Scheme was approved by Dorset County Council on 17 December 2014 and is effective from 1 January 2015. It identifies the minerals and waste plans which are to be prepared for the administrative areas of Dorset County Council and the two unitary authorities of Bournemouth Borough Council and Borough of Poole and sets out the timetable for their preparation.

Minerals and Waste Local Plan

There are five remaining policies in the Minerals and Waste Local Plan, adopted in 1999. Following adoption of the Minerals Strategy on 6 May 2014, the following policies are the only policies of the Minerals and Waste Local Plan still remaining:

  • Policy 6: Relating to Applications Outside the Preferred Areas
  • Policy 15: Preferred Areas for Sand and Gravel
  • Policy 16: Applications for the winning and working of gravel outside Preferred Areas
  • Policy 30: Presumption in favour of extraction in Preferred Areas
  • Policy 35: Presumption in favour of applications within Preferred Areas

The waste policies have been superseded by the adopted Waste Local Plan (2006). All mineral policies apart from those listed above have been superseded by the adopted Minerals Strategy (2014).

Minerals Strategy

The Minerals Strategy is a plan setting out the vision, objectives and policies for meeting Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole's mineral needs. It sets out the strategy for quarrying stone, sand and gravel, ball clay and other minerals within the county, taking into account the need to meet requirements in a sustainable manner. The plan contains the policies and criteria used for considering planning applications for mineral developments. The Minerals Strategy was adopted by Dorset County Council, Bournemouth Borough Council and Borough of Poole on 6 May 2014.

Draft Mineral Sites Plan

A new plan is being prepared identifying sites for mineral extraction to meet national, regional and local needs. The Mineral Sites Plan will allocate suitable sites for quarrying of sand, gravel, building stones and ball clay to meet requirements.

Consultation on the Draft Mineral Sites Plan ran until 23 October 2015.

The Pre-submission Draft of the Mineral Sites Plan has been published for consultation between the 1 December 2017 and the 31 January 2018.

Waste Local Plan

The current Waste Local Plan for Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole, was adopted in 2006 providing guidance and criteria when considering waste planning applications. As of 30 June 2009, all policies except 6 within the Waste Local Plan are saved until replaced by new waste development plan documents.

Draft Waste Plan

A new Waste Plan is being prepared to provide for Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole's waste management needs. The new Waste Plan will identify sites for new waste management facilities to meet the county's needs. Once adopted, it will provide the policy framework for determining planning applications for waste management facilities.

Consultation on the Draft Waste Plan took place from 15 July to 23 September 2015.

Consultation on the Draft Mineral Sites Plan ran until 23 October 2015.

The Pre-submission Draft of the Mineral Sites Plan has been published for consultation between 1 December 2017 and 31 January 2018.

Contact details

Email
planning@poole.gov.uk

Telephone
01202 633321

Address
Growth and Infrastructure
Civic Centre
Poole
BH15 2RU 

Page last updated: 03 September 2018
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