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Minerals and Waste Development Scheme (MWDS)

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, usually for a three-year period setting out the proposed timescale for preparing minerals and waste planning documents. It also clarifies which plans and policies form part of the local development plan for minerals and waste matters at the time of MWDS publication.


The current (9th Version) Gloucestershire MWDS runs from April 2018 to the end of March 2021. It considers the latter stages of the emerging Minerals Local Plan for Gloucestershire, the start of a new Waste Local Plan and an update of the Gloucestershire Statement of Community Involvement (SCI).

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