The Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton Minerals and Waste Local Plan was adopted in December 1998. This replaced the Hampshire Minerals Local Plan (adopted in 1987). It contains detailed policies for the control of minerals and waste development and identifies preferred sites to provide for the minerals and waste development requirements in Hampshire Portsmouth and Southampton to the year 2001. There is also Supplementary Planning Guidance in the form of two Development Briefs for Bramshill Plateau (1998) and Ringwood Forest (2000).
Although the Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton Minerals and Waste Local Plan has been mostly superseeded by the Core Strategy as of June/July 2007, there are still some site specific policies that have been retained until the Hampshire Mineral Plan and Hampshire Waste Plan are adopted. These policies are: