Minerals and Waste
Minerals and waste policies for Wiltshire County and Swindon Borough sit within a separate suite of adopted plans, prepared on a joint basis with Swindon Borough Council. You can view the minerals and waste plans through the links below.
The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) places a requirement on mineral planning authorities to prepare an annual Local Aggregate Assessment (LAA), which reports on the demand for and supply of aggregates in their area.
Wiltshire Council, with the agreement of Swindon Borough Council, prepares a joint LAA that covers the administrative areas of the two unitary authorities.
The Wiltshire and Swindon Minerals Local Plan was adopted in November 2001. In September 2007, most of the policies were 'saved'.
Almost all of these saved policies were later replaced by policies in the Minerals Core Strategy, Development Control Policies and Site Allocations DPDs.
However, Policy 35, Preferred Areas for Sharp Sand and Gravel, of the Minerals Local Plan is saved until the next review of the Aggregate Minerals Site Allocations Plan.
Chapter 4 of the Minerals Local Plan, which outlines Policy 35, is available to download below.
Preferred Areas are defined within the Minerals Local Plan as:
"Areas of land with reasonable evidence for the existence of commercially extractable minerals, which are largely unaffected by substantial planning constraints and which are adequate, collectively, to meet the anticipated need for mineral."
Further information about Preferred Areas is available to download below:
A policies map for the Wiltshire and Swindon Minerals and Waste Development Plan was published in February 2013, and is available to download below.
The policies map includes a number of inset maps which also form part of the Waste Site Allocations Local Plan and Minerals Site Allocations Local Plan.
Waste Site Allocations Inset Maps
The inset maps below illustrate the site boundary that will be safeguarded for waste management purposes.