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County Planning

Minerals and Waste Planning Policy in Hampshire

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 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:

More detailed information on the adopted HMWP is available in the HMWP Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 22MB

The Plan's Habitat Record Assessment (HRA) and Integrated Sustainability Appraisal (ISA) are shown below:

The Hampshire Authorities received the Inspector's Report in May 2013 which was issued following the public examination of the Plan. The public examination included public hearings in June 2012 and March 2013. The Inspector concluded that with the main modifications set out in his report that the HMWP 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.

The adopted Plan can be downloaded for free from this webpage (see above). If you wish to purchase a hard copy of the Plan, please contact Hampshire County Council and we will supply you one in the post on clearance of payment The cost for a hard copy of the HMWP is £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 documenation is available online or can be supplied.

Mineral resources and minerals and waste infrastructure are safeguarded through the provisions of the Hampshire Minerals & Waste Plan.

The Hampshire Minerals and Waste Development Scheme provides more detail about the timescales for the delivery of the HMWP.

Hampshire County Council has prepared a series of FAQs on a number of minerals and waste topics and issues.

Previous Minerals & Waste Policy in Hampshire

The HMWP replaced the Hampshire Minerals and Waste Core Strategy (2007) as well as the saved policies of the Hampshire Minerals and Waste Local Plan (1998) as planning policy for minerals and waste development in Hampshire upon adoption. This means that the HMWCS and the HPSMWLP are no longer material considerations in decision making in Hampshire. See Minerals & Waste Planning Policy History


Policy News

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 (updated March 2013)


Assessment of Sites and Areas for Waste Management Facilities in Hampshire (2012)  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 55MB

The Suitability of Industrial Areas for Waste Management in Hampshire (2012)  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 26MB

2012-13 Monitoring Report

2013 Local Aggregate Assessment

2012 SE Aggregates Monitoring Report

Statement of Community Involvement

Development Control Charter Download Acrobat Reader to view this PDF 116kb

Facts and Figures

See further information such as a list of mineral and waste sites in the Hampshire plan area on our Facts & Figures page


Policy help

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