For information on the progress of the Waste and Minerals Sites Plan please see our Waste and Minerals consultation portal.
Waste and Minerals Local Plan for East Sussex
The waste and minerals planning strategy for East Sussex is set out in a series of documents collectively known as the Waste and Minerals Local Plan. These documents are:
Waste and Minerals Plan
On 19 February 2013 the East Sussex, South Downs, and Brighton & Hove Waste and Minerals Plan (2013) was formally adopted. This plan replaced the majority of the policies that were contained in the Waste Local Plan (2006) and Minerals Local Plan (1999). (N.B. Some policies in the Waste Local Plan and Minerals Local Plan that relate to site allocations were saved, and these will be reviewed in the forthcoming Waste and Minerals Sites Plan (see below).
The notices of adoption, Inspector's Report and the Sustainability Appraisal associated with this plan are available to download.
Earlier drafts of the Plan together with the background information which informed the content of the Plan can be found on our consultation portal.
Waste and Minerals Sites Plan
The Waste and Minerals Sites Plan will allocate specific areas of land where it is considered that the management of waste and production of minerals could take place in the future. This document is currently in production. For the latest information please see our consultation portal. If you wish to be kept informed of the progress of the Waste and Mineral Sites Plan please contact us and we will add you to our consultation database. At this time, a number of allocations from the Waste Local Plan (2006) and the Minerals Local Plan (1999) have been saved until the Waste and Minerals Sites Plan can be produced.
Waste and Minerals Adopted Policies Map
An Adopted Policies Map is being prepared alongside the Waste and Minerals Sites Plan. This will show the location of waste and minerals allocations identified by the Sites Plan on a map.
Supplementary Planning Document on Construction and Demolition Waste
The Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) on Construction and Demolition Waste (2005) (Adobe PDF) has been prepared to promote a reduction in construction and demolition waste. It contains policy background, best practice guidance and useful contacts. On 6 April 2008 the Site Waste Management Plans Regulations came into force. These regulations have similar requirements to this SPD in that they require the preparation of a Site Waste Management Plan. As a result of this, the SPD will be reviewed accordingly and re-issued in due course.
Minerals and Waste Development Scheme
The Minerals and Waste Development Scheme (Adobe PDF) sets out the timetable for plans currently being prepared. The latest version came into force in September 2012, and includes:
- The timetable for preparing the 'Waste and Minerals Sites Plan' (see above for more information).
- A minor update to the timetable for refreshing the Council's 'Statement of Community Involvement' (SCI).
Statement of Community Involvement.
All planning authorities must produce an SCI showing how the public will be involved in their planning documents and planning applications.
Our Statement of Community Involvement sets out proposals for involving the community and other stakeholders in:
- preparing policies for minerals and waste development;
- dealing with planning applications for minerals and waste development;
- dealing with planning applications for County Council developments, such as schools and roads.
The latest version of the Statement of Community Involvement was adopted on the 12 February 2013.
Waste and Minerals Monitoring Reports
Monitoring the implementation of waste and minerals policies is undertaken and reported in the East Sussex Waste and Minerals Monitoring Reports. The progress of preparing and updating of our Plan is also included in the monitoring reports. Please see our Monitoring Reports Webpage for more information.