Adopted Minerals and Waste Local Plan

The Minerals and Waste Local Plan update, which concentrated on reviewing the sites and allocations in the previously adopted 2014 Local Plan, was adopted on 1 July 2017.

The adopted Minerals and Waste Local Plan is also available to view on the Interactive Map, along with the policies and land use constraints maps.

Previous stage - Inspectors Report and Adoption

The Inspectors Report into the Local Plan was published on 8 May 2017:

The plan was considered by cabinet at its meeting on 16 May 2017 and the adoption of the Plan was agreed by full council at its meeting on 15 June 2017. The Local Plan update was formally adopted on 1 July 2017:

Previous Stage - Examination and proposed modifications

The public hearing sessions for the examination took place on 29 and 30 November 2016. All information relating to the examination can be found on the examination pages.

Proposed modifications to the Local Plan, arising from the public hearing sessions, were consulted on from 11 January to 22 February 2017:

Previous stage - submission plan

The Update of the Minerals and Waste Local Plan was submitted to the Secretary of State for its independent examination on 18 August 2016. All representations made on the Final Draft Plan will be considered by the Planning Inspector undertaking the examination.

Previous stage - final draft (proposed submission) plan

The final draft and proposed submission plan was approved for consultation by Cabinet on 10 May 2016. The period for representations continued until 5pm 21 July 2016.

Previous stage - draft plan for consultation

The draft plan was approved at Cabinet on 10 November 2015. Consultation on the draft plan commenced on 3 December for ten weeks until Thursday 11 February 2016.

Previous stage - issues and options consultation

The first key stage in the Local Plan Update was a consultation on Issues and Options. It was focused on issues and options in relation to location for minerals and waste development with discussion on current allocations and potential new ones. Representations on the Issues and Options document were able to be made between Thursday 14 May and 9 July 2015. 

Previous stage - call for sites

The 'call for sites' process was an opportunity for individuals and organisations to suggest sites within Northamptonshire for minerals and waste development. The site suggestions received were used to inform the preparation of the Issues and Options document. The call for sites exercise will not in itself determine whether a site should be allocated for development.

The closing date to register interest was Monday 1 December 2014.

Duty to co-operate and the local plan update

The county council has prepared a statement setting out how it will undertake the duty to co-operate with other minerals and waste planning authorities in preparing the Local Plan update: