The Minerals and Waste Development Framework is the name given to the portfolio of development documents that will provide the framework for delivering minerals and waste policy guidance for Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole.
An updated Minerals and Waste Development Scheme (M&WDS) covering the period 2012-2015 came into effect in April 2012. An amendment to the M&WDS was published in February 2013, which updates the key milestone dates for the plan stages of the Minerals Core Strategy.
The Minerals and Waste Development Framework will comprise a number of separate documents which will include:-
Minerals and Waste Development Scheme;
Annual Monitoring Reports;
Statement of Community Involvement;
The Minerals Core Strategy and Minerals Sites Plan; and
The Waste Plan.
The Minerals Core Strategy
The Minerals Core Strategy (MCS) is a plan setting out a vision, objectives and proposed policies for meeting Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole's mineral requirements.
The MCS sets out a strategy for quarrying stone, sand and gravel, ball clay and other minerals within the county, taking into account the need to contribute to national, regional and local requirements in a sustainable manner.
Submission of the Minerals Core Strategy
The Minerals Core Strategy, along with supporting evidence, was submitted to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on 31 January 2013. It has been subject to an independent Examination in Public undertaken by the Planning Inspectorate, with hearing sessions held in May 2013. A consultation on main modifications to the submitted plan took place from 29 July-16 September 2013 and are now awaiting receipt of the inspector's report.
For further information refer to Dorset County Council's website at www.dorsetforyou.com/mcs
Minerals Sites Plan
We are in the early stages of preparing a Minerals Site Allocations Document. Once adopted, this document will identify suitable sites for the extraction of sand, gravel, building stone and ball clay to meet national, regional and local requirements.
The Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole Waste Local Plan (June 2006), contains saved policies to be used to assess and determine development applications for waste facilities until they are replaced by new policies that will be contained in a new Waste Plan.
New Waste Plan
Work has begun on a new plan to provide for the waste management needs of Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole. The plan will eventually replace the current Waste Local Plan, which was adopted in 2006.
The new Waste Plan will determine where new facilities are needed, taking into account the waste management strategies of Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole councils. Once adopted, it will provide the policy framework for the determination of waste planning applications including site specific allocations.
The first public consultation period of the new Waste Plan is currently taking place.
For further information, see Dorset County Council's website at: www.dorsetforyou.com/waste-plan
Fracking in Poole
The Borough of Poole Position Statement on Fracking in Poole can be accessed here.