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Minerals and waste

The New Forest National Park Authority is the minerals and waste planning authority for the National Park.

The Authority is working in partnership with Hampshire County Council, Southampton and Portsmouth City Councils and the South Downs National Park Authority to produce the Hampshire Minerals and Waste Development Framework. This currently comprises the adopted Minerals and Waste Plan and Policies Map, which cover the whole of the New Forest National Park (including the small area within Wiltshire).

Partial Update to the Hampshire Minerals & Waste Plan – Regulation 19 Consultation

The authority and partners are working on a partial update to the adopted Minerals and Waste Plan. The partial update to the Plan will comprise new and updated policies based on up-to-date evidence of the current levels of provision for minerals and waste facilities in the Plan Area. Importantly, the partially updated Plan aims to establish the future levels of provision required to meet national and regional policy targets and objectives. It will set out an updated vision of how this will be achieved and provide details of strategic sites that will deliver the vision.

The Draft Plan was subject to public consultation for 12 weeks between November 2022 and January 2023. Approximately 2,500 responses were received. A summary of the issues raised and how the plan was amended can be viewed on Hampshire County Council’s website.

The National Park Authority endorsed the Proposed Submission Draft Minerals and Waste Plan at a Planning Committee meeting on 19 December 2023. It will be subject to a period of public consultation from Tuesday 9 January to 5 March 2024. The Plan will be accompanied by a range of supporting documents and evidence base studies.

The Proposed Submission Draft Plan and supporting documents are available to view on Hampshire County Council’s dedicated website at the link below:

Hampshire Minerals and Waste Plan – Partial Update | Hampshire County Council (

See the Statement of Representation Procedure here


The Hampshire Minerals and Waste Plan 2013-2030

This Plan incorporates an aggregates target, reflects updated national planning policy and contains a number of strategic minerals and waste site allocations. It will be used to assess minerals and waste planning applications within the National Park for the period up to 2030.

The Hampshire authorities adopted the Plan on 15 October 2013 and you can find out more about the Hampshire Minerals and Waste Plan from Hampshire County Council’s website. 

Supplementary Planning Documents

Two supplementary planning documents (SPD) covering (i) Oil & Gas Development; and (ii) Minerals & Waste Safeguarding were subject to public consultation between June and August 2015. The minerals and waste planning authorities in Hampshire have considered the consultation responses received and made any necessary amendments. The authorities formally adopted these SPDs in February 2016 and copies are available to download below, with more details available on Hampshire County Council’s website.

Adopted Hampshire Minerals and Waste Plan 2013

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'Our planning policies have been developed to ensure our duties to conserve and enhance the National Park are incorporated in all planning decisions.'

More New Forest Planning policy

Planning policy is a key statutory function and plays a central role in the achievement of the two National Park purposes and the related socio-economic duty.

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