Central and Eastern Berkshire - Joint Minerals & Waste Plan

Regulation 25 Publication of the recommendations of the appointed persons

Bracknell Forest Council, Reading Borough Council, the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and Wokingham Borough Council (collectively referred to as the Central and Eastern Berkshire Authorities) are working in partnership to produce a Joint Minerals and Waste Plan which will guide minerals and waste decision making in the Plan area.

The Joint Minerals and Waste Plan will replace the adopted minerals and waste plans for the Berkshire area, based on up-to-date evidence of the current levels of provision for minerals and waste facilities in the Plan area. Importantly, the Plan aims to establish the future levels of provision required to meet national and regional policy targets and objectives. It will set out a new vision of how this will be achieved and provide details of strategic sites that we propose will deliver the vision.

The Joint Minerals and Waste Plan was submitted to the Secretary of State, under Regulation 22 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (as amended), as of February 2021. The Joint Minerals and Waste Plan has undergone an independent examination, under Regulation 24 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (as amended).

The Inspectors have considered all the comments received and have presented their final conclusion in their Inspectors Report. The report concludes that the Plan is ‘sound’, subject to the proposed Main Modifications being made. The Central and Eastern Berkshire Authorities can now adopt the Plan, subject to making the Modifications identified.

Key documentation

The documents and other supporting documentation below outline the Inspector's Report and the schedule of Main Modifications that are required to the Joint Minerals and Waste Plan.

CEBJMWLP – Inspector’s Report

CEBJMWLP - Main Mods Appendix

CEBJMWLP - PINS letter

Key supporting documents

JCEB Adoption FAQs

What happens next?

The Central and Eastern Berkshire Authorities can now adopt the Plan, subject to making the Modifications identified.

The timeline for the adoption of the Plan is set out within the FAQ document.

The Programme Officer

The Programme Officer will act as the contact for any person who has an interest in the Examination and as a liaison between the Inspector, Council and Representors. They are an independent Officer of the Examination and work on behalf of the Inspector to organise and manage the administrative and procedural elements of the Examination process.

Any queries people may have regarding the Examination process should be directed to the Programme Officer who will be happy to assist.

Any matters that anyone wishes to raise with the Inspector should be submitted via the Programme Officer.

Contact details: Stephanie Street
Address: The Central and Eastern Berkshire – Joint Minerals and Waste Plan, Elizabeth II Court, Winchester, SO23 8UD
Phone: 0370 779 2422
Email: [email protected]

Further Information

Previous Plan stages

Central and Eastern Berkshire Joint Minerals and Waste Plan Privacy Notice

Examination Library

The Plan and all other relevant documents have been compiled into an Examination Library.

This library will be added to as further documents become available.

In order to comply with Government guidance and regulations during the current Covid-19 pandemic (or other public health emergency), it is not possible to consult on planning policy documents using usual methods. This is because of the requirements to minimise travel, social distancing and the closure of certain Council facilities.

Due to Covid-19, electronic techniques and communications will be employed. Documents will be available to view on the dedicated consultation website (www.hants.gov.uk/berksconsult). Please refer to the relevant Authority websites regarding availability of hard copies at libraries and/or council offices.

Last updated: 25 February 2021

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