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Planning

Minerals and Waste Planning

Development Plans

As Minerals and Waste Planning Authority, Devon County Council is responsible for the preparation of mineral and waste planning documents. The introduction of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 will result in the Minerals and Waste Local Plans being replaced by a Minerals and Waste Development Framework. The changes in the system aim to engage in full community and stakeholder involvement during the plan making process.

The Minerals and Waste Development Framework will contain a portfolio of local development documents, relating to minerals and waste development.

Details of how Devon County Council will prepare its Minerals and Waste Development Framework are described in the Minerals and Waste Development Scheme (MWDS) the Third Revision of which came into effect in October 2013. The MWDS identifies the new plans to be prepared and the timetable for these

The Scheme will be kept under review to assess progress in meeting its key milestones and the need for additional documents, and any formal amendments to the Scheme will be published on this site.

Existing Plans:

Replacement Plans:

The Development Management Process

As Planning Authority for Minerals and Waste, Devon County Council is responsible for deciding planning applications for all minerals or waste related development.  (Note, the Unitary Authorities and National Parks are responsible for all development within their Authorities).  If you want information regarding any other type of application, please follow the links below which will take you to the District, Borough, City or Unitary Authority, or to one of the National Parks:

Planning applications will be determined either by designated officers or, where appropriate, by the Development Management Committee of the County Council. For further details, please follow the link below:-

Devon County Council has prepared a Development Management Charter which sets out the practices and procedures to be followed in the determination of planning applications.  This document can be downloaded in PDF format by following the link below:

or a hard copy can be ordered online by clicking on the link below:

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