Minerals & waste

Slough Borough Council acts as the Minerals and Waste Planning Authority for the Borough. We are responsible for preparing and reviewing mineral and waste policies and associated development management and enforcement matters. Elsewhere in Berkshire, the other 5 unitary authorities are similarly responsible for these matters. This work was previously undertaken by the Joint Strategic Planning Unit for Berkshire (which ceased to exist in September 2011).

Plans, Directions for Saved Policies from the Secretary of State, Annual Monitoring Reports and the Berkshire Local Aggregate Assessments can be downloaded below. Monitoring of minerals and waste issues will be reported with the planning service's Annual Monitoring Report (AMR).

Any enquiries about minerals and waste should be sent to planningpolicy@slough.gov.uk.

Waste

The NPPF does not contain specific waste policies but requires that local authorities taking decisions on waste applications should have regard to policies in the NPPF as far as relevant. Saved Policies from the Waste Local Plan for Berkshire 1998 (JWLP) will therefore continue to be applied for development management insofar as they are consistent with PPS10 or its successor, the NPPF and the presumption in favour of sustainable development.

Minerals

The NPPF notes that minerals can only be worked where they are found. The Minerals Plan identifies two “Preferred Areas” for mineral extraction which effectively constitute Slough’s entire potential supply. It is considered that the “saved” policies in the Minerals Local Plan continue to provide the necessary development control policies however Policy 10 may not be applied as it sets out a presumption against minerals extraction outside of the Preferred Areas which could conflict with the 'Presumption in Favour' .