Call for New Waste and Mineral Sites

24 Nov

Hampshire Services are now asking for further waste and mineral sites to fulfil an apparent shortfall in capacity within their plan to 2036. Below is the full text of their email sent relevant bodies yesterday, including: parish councillors, landowners, developers and waste and mineral operators.

Muckmentum hope that these bodies will identify and put forward new and more suitable waste sites within the next 6 weeks as we continue to oppose any increase in the capacity or any future development at the Star Works Site due to its continued impact on Knowl Hill residents.

Hampshire Services full text:

Bracknell Forest Council, Reading Borough Council, the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, and Wokingham Borough Council (collectively referred to as the ‘Central & Eastern Berkshire Authorities’) are working in partnership to produce a Joint Minerals & Waste Plan which will guide minerals and waste decision-making in the Plan area up to 2036.

A Draft Joint Minerals & Waste Plan was subject to consultation during the Summer 2018. The Draft Plan and supporting documents can be viewed online:

Work is now underway to prepare the Proposed Submission Draft version of the Joint Minerals & Waste Plan. To support this work, the Central & Eastern Berkshire Authorities would like to invite further nominations for minerals and waste site proposals.  Additional sites are required as the Draft Plan recognises a shortfall in capacity particularly towards the end of the Plan period (2030+).

We would therefore like to invite landowners, agents or potential developers, to put forward minerals and waste sites for consideration.

The sites that we are requiring details for mineral supply include; 

·       Soft sand or sharp sand and gravel;  

·       Mineral railheads

·       Aggregate recycling and secondary aggregate processing facilities. 

Waste proposals may include the following types of site; 

·       Waste to energy facilities;

·       Composting facilities;

·       Recycling facilities;

·       Waste transfer sites;

·       Inert landfill (associated with quarry restoration). 

Please submit the Criteria Checklist (available online at the following link, along with a map clearly identifying the boundary by 5.00pm on Friday 11th January 2019. (Please note that if you are putting forward more than one site, you will need to fill out a separate form for each). 

Please send all completed nominations to Hampshire Services via email: or using the postal address;

Hampshire Services c/o Strategic Planning, Hampshire County Council, First Floor, EII Court West, The Castle, Winchester, SO23 8UD.

Information on how the site will be assessed and when the outcome of the assessment will be made available is set out in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Yours sincerely,

Hampshire Services working jointly with Bracknell Forest Council, Reading Borough Council, the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, and Wokingham Borough Council

* The email will not be published on the website.