Minerals and waste policy

Government policy on planning for waste is covered by a separate waste Planning Policy Statement (PPS). The NPPF does include policies on minerals extraction, but separate Minerals Planning Guidance notes (MPGs) add more detail.

Like the NPPF, this PPS and the MPGs must be taken account of by local policies and decision making.

Waste and minerals policies that are separate from the NPPF are listed below. Click on the title to read the full policy.

The Government intends to replace the waste PPS and minerals MPGs, but for the time being they remain in force.