Adopted minerals and waste plan

Core strategy and proposals map C

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Minerals and Waste Core Strategy and Proposals Map C: Mineral Safeguarding Areas were adopted by Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council on 19 July 2011.

The Minerals and Waste Core Strategy sets the framework for all minerals and waste developments until 2026. It sets out policies to guide mineral and waste management development and will:

  • ensure a steady supply of minerals (construction materials eg sand and gravel) to supply the growth that is planned for the area
  • enable us to have new modern waste management facilities, to manage our waste in a much better way than landfill

It will be used by developers when putting forward proposals and by councils when considering planning applications. The Core Strategy makes strategic allocations for long-term mineral and waste management development at Block Fen/Langwood Fen near Mepal. It also designates an Area of Search for a replacement (energy from waste) clinical waste management facility at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge.

Mineral Safeguarding Areas are designated through Proposal Map C. This will ensure that consultation takes place between the County Council as Mineral Planning Authority and district/city councils when development is proposed on mineral bearing land. The aim is to avoid the county's finite mineral resource being unknowingly or unnecessarily sterilised.

The Site Specific Proposals Plan, Proposals Map A: Minerals and Transport Zones, and Proposals Map B: Waste

The Site Specific Proposals Plan and Proposals Map A and B were adopted by the County Council on 22 February 2012.

The Site Specific Proposals Plan set out the council's allocations for site specific proposals for future development and management of minerals and waste within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. It also includes supporting site specific policies.

The Proposals Maps for Minerals and Transport Zones and Waste Management set out the location of Mineral and Waste Management Allocations, Mineral and Waste Consultation Areas Transport Zones and Transport Safeguarding Areas and Waste Water Treatment Works and their Safeguarding Areas. These maps identify the boundary and number of Inset Maps which can be found in the Site Specific Proposals Plan.

Core Strategy Inspector's Report

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Site Specific Proposals Plan Inspector's Report

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Core strategy

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StatementofAdoption (1)
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Site Specific Proposals Plan Publications

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