The Hampshire Authorities (Hampshire County Council and its partner authorities - Portsmouth City Council, Southampton City Council, New Forest National Park Authority and the South Downs National Park Authority) adopted the Hampshire Minerals & Waste Plan (HMWP) on 15 October 2013. This followed a public examination which included public hearings in June 2012 and March 2013. The Hampshire Authorities received the Inspector's Report in May 2013 which was issued following the public examination of the Plan. The Inspector concluded that with the main modifications set out in his report the Hampshire Minerals & Waste Plan satisfies the requirements of Section 20(5) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, as amended, and the associated Regulations, and meets the tests of soundness set out in the National Planning Policy Framework. The Hampshire Authorities incorporated the recommendations of the Inspector's Report and amended the Plan accordingly. This made the Plan sound and suitable for adoption.
This Plan contains planning policy for minerals and waste development in Hampshire. An adoption statement (Notice of Adoption of a Development Plan Document) gives further details about the adoption.
The adopted Plan (and its Policies Map) are available to download below:
If you wish to purchase a hard copy of the Plan, please contact Hampshire County Council and we will supply you one by post on clearance of payment (£36, including VAT,packing and postage). Payment should be made to Hampshire County Council either by cheque or by bank transfer (details available on request). Some of the HMWP evidence base documentation is available online or can be supplied upon request.
More information on the adopted HMWP is available in the HMWP Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 22 MB
The Plan's Habitat Record Assessment (HRA) and Integrated Sustainability Appraisal (ISA) are available for download below:
The previous plan-making partnership came to an end upon the adoption of the Hampshire Minerals & Waste Plan. A new plan-making partnership has been established between Hampshire County Council, Portsmouth City Council, Southampton City Council and the New Forest National Park Authority to monitor and implement the Hampshire Minerals & Waste Plan. The South Downs National Park Authority are no longer part of this partnership although an agreement has been established between Hampshire County Council and the South Downs National Park Authority to undertake the monitoring duties associated with the Hampshire Minerals & Waste Plan only.
The Hampshire Minerals and Waste Development Scheme sets out the timescales for the delivery of further work associated with the monitoring and implementation of the HMWP.
The Hampshire Authorities have commenced work on two supplementary planning documents (SPDs). These will be on Oil and Gas Development and Minerals and Waste Safeguarding. The SPDs will provide additional guidance on the implementation of the HMWP policies in relation to these issues.
For further information, Hampshire County Council has prepared a series of FAQs on a number of minerals and waste topics and issues.
An oil & gas development event in Hampshire was held on 5th June 2014.
The Statement of Community Involvement was revised in May 2014 - find out more.
Our timetable is detailed within our Development Scheme
See further information such as a list of mineral and waste sites in the Hampshire plan area on our Facts & Figures page