The Minerals and Waste Development Scheme sets out:
- the documents we propose to prepare as part of the Oxfordshire Minerals and Waste Local Plan
- the planning policy status, subject matter, and geographical coverage of each document
- the timetable for preparing them.
The most recent Oxfordshire Minerals and Waste Development Scheme (13th Edition) (pdf format, 812Kb) was approved by Cabinet on 20 December 2022.
Link to Cabinet Report (oxfordshire.gov.uk)
The 13th Minerals and Waste Development Scheme sets out the decision to pursue a new Minerals and Waste Plan.
The New Mineral and Waste Plan timetable is set out below
|Call for Sites||March– April 2023|
|Initial Consultation (Reg 18)||June – August 2023|
|Draft Plan Consultation (Reg 18)||February – March 2024|
|Submission Plan Consultation (Reg 19)||September – October 2024|
|Submission (Reg 22)||March 2025|
The New Plan period
Paragraphs 21 and 22 of the National Planning Policy Framework now requires that local plans specify which policies are strategic policies and that those strategic policies look ahead over a minimum of 15 years ahead from adoption. The new Plan will therefore have a Plan period of at least 15 years.
The Status of the Minerals and Waste Local Plan Part 1 (Core Strategy) and the Minerals and Waste Local Plan Part 2 (Site Allocations Document)
The Oxfordshire Minerals and Waste Local Plan Part 1 (Core Strategy) remains in place as part of the Development Plan until it is replaced by the New Minerals and Waste Plan.
The Oxfordshire Minerals and Waste Local Plan Part 2 (Site Allocations Document) will cease its progress through the plan-making process and will consequently be given no weight in planning decisions. It had not reached the stage of being submitted to the Secretary of State for inspection and so does not, therefore, require a formal withdrawal as set out in regulation 27 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012.
Keeping you informed
We hold a register of people and organisations with an interest in the Minerals and Waste Local Plan. This is only used to keep people informed about progress in preparing Minerals and Waste Local Plan documents, publication and consultation. Contact us to be included on the register.