The Central and Eastern Berkshire Minerals and Waste Plan

The Central and Eastern Berkshire Authorities (Bracknell Forest Council, Reading Borough Council, The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead and Wokingham Borough Council) are working in partnership to produce a Joint Minerals and Waste Plan which will guide minerals and waste decision making in the Plan area up until 2036.

Issues and options

The first stage in plan-preparation was the 'Issues and options' consultation. The purpose of this consultation was to engage the community in discussion on the ISSUES for managing minerals and waste for the next 20 years. It was also an opportunity to gather more evidence to inform the OPTIONS for the plan policies and site allocations. The consultation ran for six weeks, beginning 9 June 2017 and ending 21 July 2017.

Draft Joint Minerals and Waste Plan

The next stage was to draw up a draft version of the Minerals and Waste Plan. This was subject to consultation, which ran between the 6th August 2018 and 12th October 2018. The Draft Plan set the Vision and outlined the future level of minerals and waste provision required to deliver the Vision and meet national policy targets and objectives.  Proposed site allocations were also included in the Draft Plan.  A summary of the consultation responses received will be available in due course.  

The Draft Plan and supporting documents can be viewed online:  

Call for sites - Minerals & Waste 2018

The Central & Eastern Berkshire Authorities are calling for sites to be put forward for consideration within the Joint Minerals & Waste Plan.

To support the preparation of the 'Proposed Submission' version of the Plan, the Central & Eastern Berkshire Authorities would like to invite further nominations for minerals and waste site proposals. Additional sites are required as the Draft Plan recognises a shortfall in capacity particularly towards the end of the Plan period (2030+). 

Once submitted, the site will be assessed for its suitability for minerals and/or waste development uses. This will include an initial assessment which will seek to identify whether there are any significant constraints which would rule the site out from further consideration. If this is not the case, the site will be subject to more detailed assessment including a site visit. Further information may be required to assist this process. 

A set of pdf icon Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) [63kb] has been created on the call for sites process. 

Nominating a site: To submit a minerals or waste site to be considered please fill out the pdf icon Site Allocation Proposals - Criteria Checklist [112kb];
(Please note that if you are putting forward more than one site, you will need to fill out a separate form for each)

  • Please complete the Site Allocation Proposals - Criteria Checklist clearly and accurately including as much information as possible
  • You must attach a plan identifying the exact boundaries of the site (a submission cannot be accepted without an exact site location plan). 

The call for sites process will run for a 6-week period:
23rd November 2018 - 11th January 2019.

If you have any queries, please contact Hampshire Services on telephone number 01962 846738 or email

Please note that by submitting the Site Allocation Proposals - Criteria Checklist to the Council, you are agreeing to the joint authorities sharing this information with the other Local Planning Authorities in Berkshire: Bracknell Forest Council, Reading Borough Council, the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, and Wokingham Borough Council as well as Hampshire Services who are working in collaboration with the Central & Eastern Berkshire Authorities to prepare the Plan. The information collected will be used to assist the Local Planning Authorities in coordinating strategic development across Berkshire and facilitate coordinated research and monitoring.

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