North Northamptonshire Council

​West Northamptonshire Council

We are responsible for dealing with minerals and waste planning applications. This therefore relates to:

  • Minerals: (e.g. quarries, and related restoration schemes)
  • Waste: (e.g. waste processing facilities)

Please note that the minerals and waste service is also currently dealing with a very small number of Regulation 3 planning applications. These are applications for development by the council (either North or West Northamptonshire Council) and are either road schemes promoted by the council or some applications relating to council schools. All other Regulation 3 applications are dealt with by the respective area offices of North and West Northamptonshire Council. Those we are dealing with are shown in the lists above.

Decisions on planning applications are made either (a) by the respective Strategic Planning Committees of North or West Northamptonshire Councils or (b) by council officers under delegated powers.

Please note that due to current system limitations, we are not able to publish details of representations or comments made on minerals and waste planning applications. If you wish to view these, whether they are in North or West Northamptonshire Council area, please contact us by email (

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) scoping opinions

Before submitting a planning application, the applicant (or agent, where applicable) may wish to contact us for a formal opinion on which information to supply in the Environmental Statement (or 'ES') - this is called a 'scoping opinion'. This allows the applicant/agent to be clear about what the we consider the main effects of the development are likely to be and, therefore, the areas on which the ES should focus.

If we decide that further information is required to be able to adopt a scoping opinion, we will ask the applicant/agent to provide it. Consultation bodies and the applicant or agent will be consulted before adopting its scoping opinion.

We must adopt a scoping opinion within 5 weeks of receiving a request (or, where relevant, of adopting a screening opinion). This period may be extended if the authority and applicant or agent agree in writing.

Current and previous EIA scoping opinion consultations