The Council adopted the Natural Resources and Waste Local Plan on 16th January 2013 with modifications as recommended by the Inspector following examination pursuant to Section 23 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.
The Natural Resources and Waste Development Plan Document (Local Plan) is part of the Local Development Framework. The plan sets out where land is needed to enable us to manage resources, like minerals, energy, waste and water over the next 15 years, and identifies specific actions which will help us use our natural resources in a more efficient way.
The Plan includes a reference to the Council’s Minimum Development Control Standards for Flood Risk.
These have been updated to take account of the Environment Agency update to Climate Change Allowances February 2016 and is also available from the Documents section below.
The following documents are available to download from the related documents section of this page:
- Natural Resources and Waste Local Plan (PDF 1.7MB)
- Adoption Statement
- Inset Policies Maps
- Annex to the Adoption Statement (a statement setting out how environmental considerations have been integrated into the Plan)
- Sustainability Appraisal and addendums to the Sustainability Appraisal
- The Inspector’s Report
- Minimum Development Control Standards for Flood Risk (May 2017)
Adoption Policies Minerals 13 and 14 of the Natural Resources and Waste Local Plan
Following a high court challenge, policies minerals 13 and 14 have been re-examined and found sound and were adopted on 16th September 2015.