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, 1.6 MB) sets out our work programme up until 2025.

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.

To contact our team, call 03000 422370 or email mwlp@kent.gov.uk.

View our previous Minerals and Waste Planning Policy consultation activity.

Find out how to submit a planning application for minerals or waste development.

Current local plans

The current plans were adopted in September 2020.

You can find out more details about the plans and how they have been developed, reviewed and are monitored:

Kent Minerals and Waste Local Plan 2024-39 examination