Early Partial Review of the Kent Minerals and Waste Local Plan 2013-30 and
Mineral Sites Plan – Options Consultation
Kent County Council
Opens: 19 Dec 2017
Closes: 27 Mar 2018
The Kent Minerals and Waste Local Plan 2013-30 (KMWLP or the Plan) sets out the minerals supply and waste management capacity provision for Kent up until the year 2031. Following the adoption of the KMWLP in July 2016, further assessments have been undertaken which suggest that the level of waste management capacity required to maintain net self-sufficiency differs from that which was anticipated to be needed when the KMWLP was prepared. In order to ensure that Kent benefits from an up-to-date strategy for waste management capacity the County Council is seeking to undertake an early partial review of the KMWLP to amend several of the policies relating to waste management.
Furthermore, the County Council also seeks to improve the clarity of the policies relating to minerals and waste safeguarding; this should improve their effectiveness when used in practice. This is a part of the Early Partial Review of the Plan at this time.
Parallel to the early Partial Review Consultation referred to above the County Council is holding a public consultation on the Option Sites for the Minerals Sites Plan. This is a Regulation 18 consultation to gather the views of the general community, groups, organisations, mineral operators, other Kent authorities (at the Parish and Borough/District levels) and individuals on what the County Council considers to be potential mineral sites required to supply a steady and adequate quantity of mineral resources to meet the objectives of the Kent Minerals and Waste Local Plan (KMWLP) 2013-30.
Additional supporting evidence documents and Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Reports have been published to support the consultation. Since the start of the consultation the evidence base been updated as follows:
Information concerning the site areas of the following Minerals Site Options:
- West Malling Sandpit, Ryarsh
- Chapel Farm, Lenham
- Lydd Quarry Extensions, Lydd
Assessment of the suitability of mineral site options with respect to the Green Belt.
- A separate evidence addendum has been prepared that summarises the updates and this can be found on the above website.
To engage in the above consultations, please click here.
The period for the consultations is 19th December 2017 to 27th March 2018.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Minerals and Waste Planning Policy team.
Phone: 03000 413328
|Name||The Kent Minerals and Waste Local Plan 2013-30|
|Description||Kent County Council is seeking to undertake an early partial review of the KMWLP to amend several of the policies relating to waste management.|
|Dates||From 19 Dec 2017 at 00:00 to 27 Mar 2018 at 23:59.|
|Consulting Organisation Type||Kent County Council|
|Consulting Organisation Name||Kent County Council|
|District / Borough areas affected by the consultation||Ashford, Canterbury, Dartford, Dover, Gravesham, Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Shepway, Swale, Thanet, Tonbridge & Malling, Tunbridge Wells|
|Consultation Topic||General interest, Environment and countryside, Planning and planning applications, Recycling, rubbish and waste management|
|Consultation Methods||Online survey / questionnaire / forms|
|Contact Details||Email: email@example.com
Phone: 03000 413328