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 below:
More detailed 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 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.
All the documentation prepared as part of the preparation of the HMWP (the evidence base) as well as documents associated with the public examination of the Plan are available to view on the consultation portal. This includes the consultation documents produced and any studies and assessments undertaken to inform plan preparation or the public examination. Copies of the evidence base can be downloaded for free from the portal. Hard copies of the evidence base are available on request. The cost of issuing documents in the evidence base will depend on what is being requested. Once the costings estimates have been calculated, payment should be made to Hampshire County Council either by cheque of by bank transfer (details available on request). The copies of the evidence base will then be distributed once payment has cleared.
The Plan can be downloaded for free from this webpage. 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).
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 topic and issues.
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
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)
See further information such as a list of mineral and waste sites in the Hampshire plan area on our Facts & Figures page