Minerals and Waste Local Plan (MWLP)

A Minerals and Waste Local Plan is being prepared to guide mineral extraction and the management of waste in Herefordshire up to 2031 and beyond. This will replace the saved minerals and waste policies of the Unitary Development Plan.

The MWLP explains the vision, objectives and strategy for minerals and waste planning. It will contain detailed policies and locations for future minerals extraction (such as sand and gravel pits or crushed rock quarries) and for the development of waste management facilities (such as recycling centres).

Draft MWLP consultation

Following consultation on the issues and options paper in 2017 and calls for sites and updates on evidence assessments of future aggregate and waste management need, a draft MWLP has been produced for public consultation.

We consulted on the draft MWLP between 21 January and 4 March 2019. The consultation statement and responses are available.

View the draft plan and consultation responses