Minerals and waste planning policy
As the Minerals and Waste Planning Authority for Kent, we have to plan for sustainable waste management capacity and mineral supply to ensure that our communities have the waste infrastructure and raw materials that it needs, whilst protecting the environment.
We do this through our Minerals and Waste Local Plan and subsequent planning applications. The plan includes strategic policies for minerals and waste development, as well as development management policies which are used to determine planning applications.
The plans and policies form part of the development plan for Kent, alongside:
- district and borough local plans
- neighbourhood plans
- national planning policy.
Our Local Development Scheme (PDF, 2.0 MB) sets out our work programme up until 2024.
Our Statement of Community Involvement (PDF, 833.0 KB) explains how we will engage with Kent’s communities throughout the local plan preparation process.
Our privacy notice explains how we will use your personal information throughout the Local Plan preparation process.
Current local plans
The current plans were adopted in September 2020.
- Kent Minerals and Waste Local Plan 2013 to 2030 as amended by the Early Partial Review (PDF, 7.2 MB)
- Kent Mineral Sites Plan 2020 (PDF, 1.7 MB)
You can find out more details about the plans and how they have been developed, reviewed and are monitored: