9am Monday 12 April to midnight on Monday 24 May 2021
Regulation 19 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (as amended).
Herefordshire Council is producing a countywide Minerals and Waste Local Plan (MWLP). This is a formal 'development plan document', the production of which is regulated by legislation.
The council is now consulting on the Publication Draft version of the MWLP and is inviting representations to be made on it, under Regulation 19 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (as amended).
It is this version of the MWLP that Herefordshire Council proposes to submit to the Secretary of State for independent examination later this year, subject to consideration of the issues raised through this consultation. Any views received will be forwarded to the Secretary of State, as part of the examination process.
The Publication Draft MWLP sets out the council's preferred strategy and a framework of planning policies for meeting the county's minerals and waste needs up to 2041. It will provide guidance to developers, local communities and other interested parties on where and when minerals and waste developments may be expected, as well as how such development will be managed to both reduce adverse impacts and maximise benefits.
How to comment
Comments sought at this stage of consultation must relate only to:
- Compliance with the legal and procedural requirements of preparing local plan documents; and
- 'Soundness' of the Publication Draft MWLP, as set out in the Government's National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).
- Representations must be supported with evidence to demonstrate why you consider these tests have not been met.
To be considered sound, the following matters are relevant:
- Positively prepared - does the MWLP meet the identified need for minerals and waste facilities in a sustainable way?
- Justified - have alternative options been considered, alongside all the necessary evidence?
- Effective - are the policies and proposals of the MWLP deliverable?
- Consistency with national policy - is the MWLP consistent with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)?
Supporting documents and previous consultations
The Publication Draft MWLP, its associated Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Regulations Assessment reports, proposals map and other supporting documents related to its production and evidence base are available to download and view.
The video presentation below provides an overview of the policies and proposals of the MWLP and how to get involved in the consultation, along with the presentation slides.
After watching this, should you have any questions on the MWLP or its evidence base, please submit them via email to email@example.com before midnight on Friday 30 April 2021 and we will send you a reply.
Due to coronavirus and associated restrictions, we would prefer comments on the Plan and the accompanying evidence base papers and assessments to be submitted via the online questionnaire (below) where possible.
All comments should contain a paragraph and/or policy or site reference, as relevant and appropriate.
For those who cannot submit representations electronically, please send them in writing (using the questionnaire as a guide) to:
Strategic Planning, Herefordshire Council, Plough Lane, Hereford, HR4 0LE.
Consultation deadline for comments
The consultation runs for 6 weeks, from 9am on Monday 12 April until midnight on Monday 24 May 2021.
We are unable to accept representations received after this deadline.
For further information, please contact the Strategic Planning Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01432 260146