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Hampshire County Council – Consultation

Hampshire County Council has been holding a consultation asking residents and Stakeholders to comment on proposed updates to policies, as well as provide additional helpful local knowledge about sites that have been identified for minerals extraction and transportation. These are important in ensuring that Hampshire can meet demand, for example, in the supply of sand, gravel and brickmaking clay to build houses, schools, hospitals and roads.
Sites for waste processing, recycling & disposal facilities are also indicated in the Plan – so that the millions of tonnes of household and commercial waste generated across the county can be dealt with as efficiently and sustainably as possible.
The Plan making partners (Hampshire County Council, New Forest National Park Authority, Portsmouth City Council, Southampton City Council and South Downs National Park Authority) have a duty to make appropriate provision for minerals extraction and the management of waste. Hampshire’s Minerals and Waste Plan is evidence based and is in line with national planning policy. The local policies contained within the Plan guide the decisions the minerals and waste planning authorities make when determining planning applications from commercial businesses for minerals or waste infrastructure and operations.