Central & Eastern Berkshire Authorities Joint Minerals & Waste Plan Issues and Options Consultation 2017

The Central and Eastern Berkshire Authorities (Bracknell Forest Council, Reading Borough Council, The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead and Wokingham Borough Council) are working in partnership to produce a Joint Minerals and Waste Plan which will guide minerals and waste decision making in the Plan area up until 2036.

The Joint Minerals & Waste Plan will build upon the formerly adopted minerals and waste plans for the Berkshire area, and improve, update and strengthen the policies and provide details of strategic sites that are proposed to deliver the vision.

The first stage in plan-preparation is known as the ‘Issues and Options’ Consultation. The purpose of this consultation is to engage the community in discussion on the Issues for managing minerals and waste for the next 20 years. It is also an opportunity to gather more evidence to inform the Options for the plan policies and site allocations. The Issues and Options Consultation was live for six weeks, running from 9 June to 21 July 2017.  The following information and documents formed a part of the Issues and Options Consultation:

Notice of Issues and Options Consultation

An Issues and Options document was prepared for the Consultation and can be viewed by clicking on this link:

Issues and Options: Consultation Paper

An FAQ was prepared to assist with this.

Hampshire Services invited responses to the Issues and Options Consultation by:

  • an online survey
  • a downloadable response form

The Consultation Paper was supported by a number of evidence base documents and comments were welcomed on them.  The can be viewed via the following links:

The following supporting documents were for reference only:

Documents were also available for inspection during normal working hours at:

  • Bracknell Forest Council offices: Time Square, Market Street, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1JD
  • Reading Council offices: Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LU
  • The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead offices: Town Hall, St Ives Road, Maidenhead SL6 1RF
  • Wokingham Borough Council offices: Shute End, Wokingham, Berkshire RG40 1BN
  • Public libraries within the administrative areas of the Central & Eastern Berkshire Authorities.

Issues and Options Consultation Statement

Following completion of the consultation, the results were analysed and included in the Issues and Options Consultation Statement. The report seeks to detail who responded, the general themes and key issues raised and how the authorities intend to respond to those issues.

This summary of responses report is a guide for stakeholders and the Central & Eastern Berkshire Authorities to review the responses received on the suggested approach. It will be used, together with the full responses and any further information collected or received, to prepare for the next consultation (the ‘Preferred Options Consultation’) which is scheduled to be carried out in early 2018.

Issues and Options Consultation Statement document

The following responses (redacted for personal addresses) were received:

Wraysbury Parish Council - Peter Lord
Terence Land
Susan Tyldesley
Rosalind Willatts
Horton Parish Council
David Bartlett
Clewer Manor Area Profile - Susan Shearer
Anthony Goodchild
Holyport Residents Association - Andrew Cormie
Wycombe District Council - Simon Barlow
Woodley Town Council
Winkfield Parish Council
Transport for London - Richard Carr
Thames Water Planning Policy
Swallowfield Parish Council
Surrey County Council
Slough Borough Council
RSPB conservation Officer
Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Rayner Family Trust - Martin Ott
Quarryplan GB Ltd - Steve Lamb
Oxfordshire County Council
Natural England - Amy Steel
Mineral Products Association
Mineral Products Association - Cissbury
Historic England - Martin Small
Highways England
Heathrow Airport
Hampshire County Council - Planning Policy
Grundon Waste Management Ltd
Gladman Developments - Richard Crosthwaite
Farmglade Ltd
Environment Agency Thames
Egon Environmental Ltd
Datchet Parish Council
Cookham Parish Council
Colne Valley Park CC - Groundwork South
Buckinghamshire County Council - Policy Officer
Binfield Parish Council
Biffa Waste Services
Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust
Arborfield and Newland Parish Council
West Berks Council - Andrew Morrow

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Reading Borough Council logo
Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead logo
Wokingham Borough Council logo