We (Hertfordshire County Council) have a legal responsibility to produce a Minerals and Waste Local Plan. Every five years, we review:
- our adopted plans and the policies they contain
- our supplementary planning documents
- changes to national policy.
The Minerals and Waste Development Scheme timetable details the stages of plan production and the timeline for public consultation events.
Update - February 2022
We are required to undertake Sustainability Appraisal as part of the evidence base work to support the emerging Minerals and Waste Local Plan. Sustainability Appraisal is an iterative process and is used to identify how sustainable development is being addressed during plan-making . It provides an assessment and evaluation of the policies in the Local Plan against a series of sustainability objectives.
The Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report (PDF 947KB)Opening in a new window has been produced to meet the requirements of Stage A (also known as the Scoping Stage) of the Sustainability Appraisal process. If you need this document in a different format please email MineralsandWaste@hertfordshire.gov.uk.
Update - December 2021
We have been reviewing the currently adopted Minerals and Waste Local Plans through an emerging Minerals Local Plan and emerging Waste Local Plan. We have also been drafting a Waste Facilities Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).
In December 2021, the County Council approved:
- formally withdrawing the emerging plans and SPD
- bringing together the work done so far on those documents into a single Minerals and Waste Local Plan.
Notice of withdrawal of local development documents (PDF 127kb) Opening in a new window.
We have also removed any documents relating to the withdrawn plans and SPD, in accordance with Regulations 15 and 27 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012, as amended.
We will update this web page as work on the Minerals and Waste Local Plan progresses, in line with the Development Scheme timetable.
Once the Minerals and Waste Local Plan is adopted, it will replace the currently adopted Minerals Local Plan, Waste Local Plan and their SPDs.
Contact the Minerals and Waste Planning Policy Team
01992 556227 (office hours are 9am – 5pm)
Minerals and Waste Planning Policy Team
Spatial Planning Unit (CHN216)
Hertfordshire County Council