Minerals and Waste Development Plan Document

The Minerals and Waste Development Plan Document is the third part of the new Cheshire East Local Plan. It will set out the Council’s planning policies on minerals and waste.

The MWDPD will:

  • Set strategic and detailed planning policies to guide decisions on planning applications for minerals and waste development in the Borough
  • Identify capacity gaps and needs for further mineral and waste provision
  • Allocate sites for minerals and waste uses
  • Establish mineral safeguarding areas

Current status

The Mineral and Waste Development Plan Document is currently in preparation.

The Minerals and Waste Issues Paper Consultation and associated call for sites took place between 24 April and 05 June 2017. The issues paper identifies a range of matters that the MWDPD is likely to address and was the first consultation in the preparation of the MWDPD. The call for sites was the opportunity for interested parties to submit suitable and available sites to inform the MWDPD allocations.

The production of the MWDPD document will be informed by Sustainability Appraisal, to assess its social, environmental and economic impacts. A Draft  SA Scoping Report (identifying the scope and methodology for the Sustainability Appraisal) was the subject of a separate consultation between 27 February and 10 April 2017. An updated version of the SA Scoping Report can now be downloaded from the Local Plan Sustainability Appraisal page.

Following consultation on the issues paper, we are considering all the comments received before writing a draft version of the MWDPD. There will be public consultation on this draft MWDPD before producing a revised draft for further consultation and submission to the Secretary of State for an independent examination.

Further information

A number of saved policies from the Cheshire Waste Plan and Cheshire Minerals Plan will continue to be used until the MWDPD has been adopted.