Kent now has the protection of two important plans which secure the sites needed for waste management and minerals in the county.
After extensive consultation and an examination by an independent Planning Inspector, Kent County Council has adopted both a Minerals Sites Plan and an Early Partial Review of the Kent Minerals and Waste Local Plan.
Cabinet Member for Environment Susan Carey said: “These local plans are vital to protect Kent from the risk of inappropriate development and a robust set of policies and environmental safeguards will guide our decision making on new waste and minerals development.
“They will ensure waste and minerals activity takes place in locations and in a way that protects and enhances the environment and communities of Kent and means that as much waste as possible will be recycled before it is managed by other means such as landfill.”
“These are plans not just for today’s needs but also the long-term and ensure that access to precious mineral resources is not lost to future generations by being built on.”