Minerals and Waste Development Scheme (MWDS)

The project timetable setting out when new minerals and waste planning policies will be prepared

The Planning & Compulsory Purchase Act (2004) as amended by the Localism Act (2011), requires all minerals and waste planning authorities to prepare and maintain a Minerals and Waste Development Scheme (MWDS).

A MWDS is a timetable setting out the proposed timescales for when new minerals and waste planning documents will be prepared by the local minerals and waste planning authority. It also states which plans and policies form part of the local development plan covering minerals and waste matters.

The current (8th Version) Gloucestershire MWDS runs from April 2016 to the end of March 2019. It largely considers the remaining stages of the emerging new Minerals Local Plan for Gloucestershire. It also advises when work is likely to start on replacing the present 'saved' waste policies not included in the adopted Gloucestershire Waste Core Strategy (2012).

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