Minerals and Waste Planning Policy in Hampshire
Hampshire Minerals and Waste Plan
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:
- Hampshire Minerals and Waste Plan (2013) 181 MB
- Hampshire Minerals and Waste Plan (2013) - Policies Map
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:
- HRA Record 5 MB HRA Record Appendices 9 MB HRA Record of Determination 1 MB
- ISA Report 17 MB ISA Post-adoption Statement 672 kB
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 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.
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 upon request.
Following the adoption of the Hampshire Minerals & Waste Plan
The previous plan-making partnership between Hampshire County Council, Portsmouth City Council, Southampton City Council, New Forest National Park Authority and the South Downs National Park Authority came to 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, 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 is being drawn up between Hampshire County Council and the 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 provides more detail about 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 guidance (SPG) documents. These will be on Oil and Gas Development and Minerals and Waste Safeguarding.
The Hampshire Authorties are currently working on a interactive Policies Map. This will be available to view on this website by the end of 2014 and will include mapping of Hampshire’s mineral resources as well as existing and safeguarded minerals and waste sites.
Mineral resources and minerals and waste infrastructure are safeguarded through the provisions of the Hampshire Minerals & Waste Plan. This is an important consideration for non minerals and waste developers and District and Borough Councils when non minerals or waste developments are proposed in areas identified within the Mineral Consulation Area
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
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