Oxfordshire welcomes public views on future quarries and waste management sites

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Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) has launched a public consultation on several sites proposed for future mineral extraction and waste management facilities within the county.

The sites are contained within the Draft Minerals and Waste Local Plan: Part 2 which is now out for consultation. Residents have until March 4 to submit views on the plan.

This is an important chance for residents to submit their views on planning for minerals and waste development in Oxfordshire. The responses from this consultation will inform the next stage of the Draft Sites Plan preparation that will be put to further consultation later in 2020.

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Work on the Draft Sites Plan follows on from the adoption of the Minerals and Waste Core Strategy in 2017. The Core Strategy set out the vision, objectives and policies for the supply of minerals and the management of waste in Oxfordshire over the period to 2031, and the Sites Plan sets out those sites needed to deliver the Core Strategy.

Following consultation last year, the Draft Sites Plan now sets out the four preferred mineral extraction areas and nine preferred waste management sites in the County that we believe will be needed in Oxfordshire up to 2031. OCC are now seeking views on these sites and supporting policies.

Information about the consultation can be viewed on the council’s website, including the Draft Sites Plan, Response Form and all the supporting documents.

Hard copies of the plan can also be viewed at county hall, Cherwell District Council offices in Bodicote and a number of libraries across Oxfordshire, including Banbury.

Comments can be made online, via email at [email protected] or posted to the Minerals and Waste Team at county hall.