Cumbria Minerals and Waste Local Plan Submission Version

Cumbria County Council submitted its proposed Minerals and Waste Local Plan to the Planning Inspectorate for examination on 9 September 2016 in accordance with Regulation 22 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012.

The Plan covers the 15-year period from 2015 to 2030.  It sets out the Council's policies for the provision for mineral working, for safeguarding mineral resources and associated mineral developments, and for waste management.  It covers those parts of Cumbria that are outside of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks.  The Plan is a single document structured in three sections - Strategic Policies, Development Control Policies and Site Allocations, together with a Policies Map. The Policies Map has had to be produced in six parts, because of the range of information that it is required to include.  There are also seven insert maps that have been produced at a larger scale, in order to make it easier to see details.

This submission version of the Plan takes into account the comments received in respect of consultations to previous iterations of the Plan.  The Submission Version is considered by the Council to meet the tests of soundness (i.e. the Plan should be positively prepared, justified, effective and consistent with national policy) and legal compliance, required by legislation. The way in which the Council acted upon those consultation responses from the previous rounds of consultation, are set out in the Outcomes Report, which is separated into Strategic, Development Control and Site Allocations Policies.  

The Local Plan's supporting documents are: the Sustainability Appraisal, Habitats Regulations Assessment, Site Assessments Report, Strategic Flood Risk Assessment and The Minerals and Waste Sites Infrastructure Deliverability study.

All of these documents are available to be viewed/downloaded below.

Copies of documents can be provided on CD or paper on request from:

Minerals and Waste Planning Policy
Cumbria County Council
County Offices
Busher Walk
01539 713409