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(1) Implementation, Monitoring and Review

The Policies, Specific Site Allocations and Areas of Search included in the Plan will mainly be implemented through the Development Management function of Norfolk County Council. However, some of the policies will be implemented through on-going dialogue with the Local Planning Authorities within Norfolk, which takes place through established work practices.

Implementation of the Minerals and Waste Local Plan will be monitored and captured in the Annual Monitoring Reports or Local Aggregate Assessment as appropriate. If the monitoring identifies any significant divergence from a trend or target required, we will seek to establish the reason (s) for the divergence from the target, and as a consequence, an intervention by Norfolk County Council may be required. Intervention could include a review of the evidence base, a specific policy or the Plan as a whole, and will be reported in the Annual Monitoring Report.

Indicator

Related Policy / strategic objective

Target

Agencies responsible

Implementation mechanism

Data Source

Landbank for sand and gravel

Objective MSO1

Policy MP1

Specific site allocation policies

Maintenance of at least a 7-year landbank for sand & gravel, based on previous 20 years' sales average

NCC

Mineral operators

Allocations of specific sites in the M&WLP

Development management decisions taken on planning applications

Mineral industry survey returns

Landbank for carstone

Objective MSO1

Policy MP1

Policy MIN 06

Maintenance of at least a 10-year landbank for carstone, based on previous 20 years' sales average

NCC

Mineral operators

Allocations of specific sites in the M&WLP

Development management decisions taken on planning applications

Mineral industry survey returns

Landbank for silica sand

Objective MSO2

Policy MP1

Policy MIN 40

Policy SIL 01

Policy MP13

Maintenance of at least a 10-year landbank for silica sand based on 750,000 tpa forecast extraction rate.

NCC

Mineral operators

Allocations of specific sites and/or areas in the M&WLP

Development management decisions taken on planning applications

Mineral industry survey returns

Annual production of sand and gravel, carstone and silica sand

Objectives MSO1 & MSO2

Policy MP1

To maintain a steady and adequate supply of aggregate and industrial minerals

NCC

Mineral operators

Allocations of specific sites and/or areas in the M&WLP

Development management decisions taken on planning applications

Mineral industry survey returns

Quantity of secondary and recycled aggregate produced in Norfolk (tonnes)

Objectives MSO3, WSO2, WSO8

Policy WP1

PolicyWP3

Policy WP4

To increase the proportion of waste that is recycled and recovered in Norfolk.

To maintain and steady and adequate supply of aggregate minerals.

NCC

Waste management companies

Mineral operators

Development management decisions taken on planning applications

Annual NCC waste survey returns

New waste management capacity provided (tonnes)

Objectives WSO2, WSO3, WSO4, WSO5, WSO8.

Policy WP1

Policy WP3

Policy WP4

Policy WP5

Policy WP6

Policy WP7

Policy WP8

Policy WP9

Policy WP10

To achieve net self-sufficiency in waste management by 2036, where practicable.

To increase the proportion of waste reused, recycled and recovered within Norfolk.

To move waste up the waste management hierarchy to minimise the need for landfill.

NCC

Waste management companies

Development management decisions taken on planning applications.

Determined planning applications for waste management operations.

Environment Agency Waste Data Interrogator

Annual NCC waste survey returns

% local authority collected waste:

  • Reused
  • Recycled
  • Composted
  • RDF / energy recovery
  • Landfilled

Objectives WSO1, WSO2, WSO2, WSO6

Policy WP1

Policy WP3

Policy WP4

Policy WP5

Policy WP6

Policy WP7

Policy WP8

Policy WP9

Policy WP10

Policy WP11

Policy WP12

To increase the proportion of waste that is reused, recycled and recovered in Norfolk.

To move waste up the waste management hierarchy to minimise the need for landfill.

NCC

NCC as Waste Disposal Authority

Waste Collection Authorities

Waste management companies

Education and promotion of waste minimisation, composting and recycling by the Waste Collection Authorities and NCC as Waste Disposal Authority.

NCC's procurement of waste management contracts.

Development management decisions taken on planning applications.

WasteDataFlow

% waste received at waste management facilities in Norfolk that is recycled / recovered

Objectives WSO1, WSO2, WSO4, WSO6

Policy WP1

Policy WP3

Policy WP4

Policy WP5

Policy WP6

Policy WP7

Policy WP8

Policy WP9

Policy WP10

To increase the proportion of waste that is recycled and recovered in Norfolk.

To move waste up the waste management hierarchy to minimise the need for landfill.

NCC

NCC as Waste Disposal Authority

Waste Collection Authorities

Waste management companies

Education and promotion of waste minimisation, composting and recycling by the Waste Collection Authorities and NCC as Waste Disposal Authority.

NCC's procurement of waste management contracts.

Development management decisions taken on planning applications.

Environment Agency Waste Data Interrogator

Annual NCC waste survey returns

Waste input to landfill (tonnes)

Objectives WSO1, WSO2, WSO6

Policy WP11

Policy WP12

To reduce the proportion and quantity of waste that is landfilled in Norfolk.

To move waste up the waste management hierarchy to minimise the need for landfill.

NCC

NCC as Waste Disposal Authority

Waste Collection Authorities

Waste management companies

Education and promotion of waste minimisation, composting and recycling by the Waste Collection Authorities and NCC as Waste Disposal Authority.

NCC's procurement of waste management contracts.

Development management decisions taken on planning applications.

Environment Agency Waste Data Interrogator

Annual NCC waste survey returns

WasteDataFlow

Inert, non-hazardous and hazardous waste landfill capacity (cubic metres and years)

Objectives MSO9, WSO1, WSO2, WSO4 WSO6

Policy WP11

Policy WP12

To reduce the proportion and quantity of waste that is landfilled in Norfolk.

To move waste up the waste management hierarchy to minimise the need for landfill.

NCC

NCC as Waste Disposal Authority

Waste management companies

Education and promotion of waste minimisation, composting and recycling by the Waste Collection Authorities and NCC as Waste Disposal Authority.

NCC's procurement of waste management contracts.

Development management decisions taken on planning applications.

Environment Agency Waste Data Interrogator

Annual NCC waste survey returns

Determined planning applications for landfill sites.

Renewable energy generation capacity at waste management facilities (MW)

Objectives WSO1, WSO2, WSO6, WSO7, WSO8

Policy MW4

Policy WP10

Policy WP12

To move waste up the waste hierarchy by increasing the proportion of waste recovered in Norfolk.

To reduce greenhouse gas emissions by increasing renewable energy produced.

NCC

Waste management companies

Development management decisions taken on planning applications.

NCC closed landfill team

Waste management companies

Renewable energy generation companies

Renewable Energy Foundation

Distance of new mineral extraction sites and waste management facilities from main settlements and market towns.

Objectives WSO6, MSO8

Policy MP2

Policy WP2

Mineral extraction sites for sand and gravel or carstone to be located within 5 miles of one of Norfolk's urban areas or three miles of a main town.

Waste management sites to be located within 5 miles of an urban area of 3 miles of a main town.

NCC

Waste management companies

Mineral operators

Site specific allocations decisions as part of M&WLP.

Development management decisions taken on planning applications.

Determined planning applications for minerals and waste operations

Number of minerals and waste planning applications granted that involved highway infrastructure upgrades / improvements

Objectives

MSO5, MSO6, MSO8, WSO6, WSO7

Policy MW3

To ensure minerals and waste developments do not have an unacceptable impact on the safety and capacity of the road network.

NCC

NCC as Highway Authority

Highways England

Site specific allocations decisions as part of M&WLP.

Development management decisions taken on planning applications.

Determined planning applications for minerals and waste operations

Number of minerals and waste planning applications granted that include access to corridors of movement (i.e. trunk roads and A class roads)

Objectives

MSO5, MSO6, MSO8, WSO6, WSO7

Policy MW3

To ensure minerals and waste developments do not have an unacceptable impact on the safety and capacity of the road network.

NCC

NCC as Highway Authority

Highways England

Site specific allocations decisions as part of M&WLP.

Development management decisions taken on planning applications.

Determined planning applications for minerals and waste operations.

Number of reported accidents involving HGVs

Objectives

MSO5, MSO6, MSO8, WSO6, WSO7

Policy MW3

To ensure minerals and waste developments do not have an unacceptable impact on the safety and capacity of the road network.

NCC

NCC as Highway Authority

Highways England

Site specific allocations decisions as part of M&WLP.

Development management decisions taken on planning applications.

Site monitoring visits

NCC as Highway Authority

Number of substantiated complaints concerning lorry traffic.

Objectives

MSO5, MSO6, MSO8, WSO6, WSO7

Policy MW3

To ensure minerals and waste developments do not have an unacceptable impact on the safety and capacity of the road network.

NCC

Waste management companies

Mineral operators

NCC as Highway Authority

Highways England

Site specific allocations decisions as part of M&WLP.

Development management decisions taken on planning applications.

Site monitoring visits.

NCC records of complaints

Number of minerals and waste sites located within 5km of a Special Protection Area (SPA), Special Conservation Area (SAC) or Ramsar site.

Objectives MSO6 & WSO7

Policies MW2 and MW5

To ensure minerals and waste developments do not have unacceptable adverse impacts on the natural environment.

NCC

Natural England

Site specific allocations decisions as part of M&WLP.

Development management decisions taken on planning applications.

Determined planning applications for minerals and waste operations.

Number of minerals and waste sites located within 2km of a SSSI.

Objectives MSO6 & WSO7

Policy MW2

To ensure minerals and waste developments do not have unacceptable adverse impacts on the natural environment.

NCC

Natural England

Site specific allocations decisions as part of M&WLP.

Development management decisions taken on planning applications.

Determined planning applications for minerals and waste operations.

Number of minerals and waste sites located within 2km of a National Nature Reserve (NNR).

Objectives MSO6 & WSO7

Policy MW2

To ensure minerals and waste developments do not have unacceptable adverse impacts on the natural environment.

NCC

Natural England

Site specific allocations decisions as part of M&WLP.

Development management decisions taken on planning applications.

Determined planning applications for minerals and waste operations.

Number of minerals and waste sites located within 250m of a Local Nature Reserve.

Objectives MSO6 & WSO7

Policy MW2

To ensure minerals and waste developments do not have unacceptable adverse impacts on the natural environment.

NCC

Local Planning Authorities

Site specific allocations decisions as part of M&WLP.

Development management decisions taken on planning applications.

Determined planning applications for minerals and waste operations.

Number of mineral and waste sites located within 250m of a County Wildlife Site.

Objectives MSO6 & WSO7

Policy MW2

To ensure minerals and waste developments do not have unacceptable adverse impacts on the natural environment.

NCC

Site specific allocations decisions as part of M&WLP.

Development management decisions taken on planning applications.

Determined planning applications for minerals and waste operations.

Number of minerals and waste sites located within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Objectives MSO6 & WSO7

Policy MW2

To ensure that minerals and waste developments do not have unacceptable adverse effects on the natural, built and historic environment.

NCC

Natural England

Norfolk Coast Partnership

Site specific allocations decisions as part of M&WLP.

Development management decisions taken on planning applications.

Determined planning applications for minerals and waste operations.

Number of minerals and waste sites located within the Heritage Coast.

Objectives MSO6 & WSO7

Policy MW2

No increase in sites located within the Heritage Coast. To ensure that minerals and waste developments do not have unacceptable adverse effects on the natural, built and historic environment.

NCC

Natural England

Norfolk Coast Partnership

North Norfolk District Council

King's Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council

Site specific allocations decisions as part of M&WLP.

Development management decisions taken on planning applications.

Determined planning applications for minerals and waste operations.

Number of minerals and waste sites located within the Broads Authority Executive Area.

Objectives MSO6 & WSO7

Policy MW2

To ensure that minerals and waste developments do not have unacceptable adverse effects on the natural, built and historic environment.

NCC

Broads Authority

Site specific allocations decisions as part of M&WLP.

Development management decisions taken on planning applications.

Determined planning applications for minerals and waste operations.

Number of minerals and waste sites located within a Core River Valley.

Objectives MSO6 & MSO9

Policy MW2

Policy MP5

To ensure that minerals developments do not have unacceptable adverse effects on the natural environment, positively contribute to the natural environment and mitigate against cumulative impacts.

NCC

Site specific allocations decisions as part of M&WLP.

Development management decisions taken on planning applications.

Determined planning applications for minerals and waste operations.

Number of minerals and waste sites located within 250m of a registered historic park or garden.

Objectives MSO6 & WSO7

Policy MW2

To ensure minerals and waste developments do not have unacceptable adverse impacts on the historic environment.

NCC

Historic England

Site specific allocations decisions as part of M&WLP.

Development management decisions taken on planning applications.

Determined planning applications for minerals and waste operations.

Number of minerals and waste sites located within 250m of a Conservation Area.

Objectives MSO6 & WSO7

Policy MW2

To ensure minerals and waste developments do not have unacceptable adverse impacts on the historic environment.

NCC

Historic England

Local Planning Authorities

Site specific allocations decisions as part of M&WLP.

Development management decisions taken on planning applications.

Determined planning applications for minerals and waste operations.

Number of minerals and waste sites located within 250m of a Listed Building or Scheduled Monument.

Objectives MSO6 & WSO7

Policy MW2

To ensure minerals and waste developments do not have unacceptable adverse impacts on the historic environment.

NCC

Historic England

Site specific allocations decisions as part of M&WLP.

Development management decisions taken on planning applications.

Determined planning applications for minerals and waste operations.

Number of minerals and waste sites located within Groundwater Source Protection Zone 1.

Objectives MSO6 & WSO7

Policy MW2

To ensure that minerals and waste development do not have unacceptable adverse effects on the natural environment.

NCC

Environment Agency

Site specific allocations decisions as part of the M&WLP.

Development management decisions taken on planning applications.

Determined planning applications for minerals and waste operations.

Number of minerals and waste planning permissions granted contrary to the advice of the Environment Agency or the LLFA on flood risk grounds.

Objectives WSO7, MSO6, MSO8, MSO9

Policy MW2

Policy MW4

To ensure that minerals and waste development do not have unacceptable adverse impacts on flood risk on site or an increase in flood risk elsewhere.

NCC

Environment Agency

LLFA

Site specific allocations decisions as part of the M&WLP.

Development management decisions taken on planning applications.

Planning consultation responses from the Environment Agency

Planning consultation responses from the LLFA

Determined planning applications for minerals and waste operations.

Area of priority habitat to be created in approved restoration schemes for mineral workings.

Objectives MSO8, MSO9, MSO10

Policy MP7

Policy MP8

All mineral extraction sites to have an agreed high quality progressive and expedient restoration scheme to achieve a beneficial afteruse to protect and enhance the environment.

NCC

Mineral operators

Site specific allocations decisions as part of the M&WLP.

Development management decisions taken on planning applications

Site monitoring visits.

Determined planning applications for minerals extraction.

Number of minerals and waste developments securing at least 10% of their energy on site from renewable or low carbon sources

Objectives MSO8, WSO6.

Policy MW4.

To address and minimise the impacts minerals and waste developments will have on climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions from energy generation.

NCC

Mineral operators

Waste management operators

Development management decisions taken on planning applications.

Site monitoring visits.

Determined planning applications for minerals and waste operations.

Number of minerals and waste developments located within an AQMA.

Objectives WSO7,

Policy MW2

To reduce potential adverse effects on human health and amenity from mineral and waste developments.

NCC

LPAs – Environmental Health

Site specific allocations decisions as part of the M&W LP.

Development management decisions taken on planning applications.

Determined planning applications for minerals and waste operations.

Number of substantiated complaints about amenity impacts from minerals and waste activities

Objectives MSO7 & WSO7

Policy MW2

To ensure that minerals and waste development do not have unacceptable adverse amenity impacts.

NCC

LPAs - Environmental Health

Environment Agency

Waste management companies

Mineral operators

Site specific allocations decisions as part of the M&W LP.

Development management decisions taken on planning applications.

Site monitoring and enforcement.

NCC records of complaints

Number planning applications granted by LPAs within minerals or waste consultation areas (unless they fall within the exclusions set out in Appendix 4).

Objectives MSO4, MSO5, WSO3

Policies MP10, MP11 and WP17

Safeguard mineral extraction sites, mineral infrastructure, waste management sites and water recycling centres from incompatible development.

Safeguarding mineral resources so that they are not sterilised by non-mineral development where this should be avoided.

NCC

Local Planning Authorities

Mapping safeguarded mineral sites, mineral infrastructure, mineral resources, and waste sites in the Policies Map.

Consultation process on planning applications within safeguarded areas.

Determined planning applications by LPAs.

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