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Minerals planning framework

Wiltshire Council and Swindon Borough Council jointly prepare minerals and waste development plans, which cover the geographical areas of Wiltshire County and Swindon Borough.

Wiltshire and Swindon minerals core strategy 2006-2026

In June 2009, Wiltshire Council and Swindon Borough Council adopted the minerals core strategy development plan document (DPD). The minerals core strategy sets out a spatial vision, key objectives and overall principles for minerals development up to 2026.

Wiltshire and Swindon minerals development control policies

In September 2009 Wiltshire Council and Swindon Borough Council adopted the minerals development control policies DPD. This sets out generic development control policies to assist with the process of determining planning applications for minerals development.

Wiltshire and Swindon aggregate minerals site allocations local plan

In May 2013, Swindon Borough Council and Wiltshire Council formally adopted the minerals site allocations local plan. The plan provides detailed local expression to the adopted minerals core strategy in terms of formally identifying land for future aggregate mineral working in the period up to 2026. The plan presents seven sites across Wiltshire and Swindon for the working of minerals over the plan period and is the final document in the current minerals planning policy framework for Wiltshire and Swindon.

Wiltshire and Swindon minerals and waste policies map

A policies map for the Wiltshire and Swindon minerals and waste development plan was published in February 2013, and is available to download below.

Further information and related documents

Further documents include:

  • adoption statements
  • inspector’s reports
  • sustainability appraisals
  • monitoring reports

For enquiries relating to minerals planning in Wiltshire and Swindon, please e-mail mineralsandwastepolicy@wiltshire.gov.uk.

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