Adopted Cumbria Minerals and Waste Local Plan 2015-2030

On 6 September 2017 Cumbria County Council adopted the Cumbria Minerals and Waste Local Plan 2015-2030.

The Plan sets out the Council's vision and strategy for waste management and minerals development within Cumbria outside the two National Parks.  It identifies what minerals extraction and waste management development should go where, why they should go there and how, by doing so, it can make other land use and infrastructure systems function better.  It provides policies for the assessment of new minerals and waste development proposals that seek to secure good design and mitigate their impacts upon surrounding land uses, environmental assets and the wider community.  The Plan replaces the Cumbria Minerals and Waste Development Framework's Core Strategy and Generic Development Control Policies documents that were adopted in 2009.

The Plan, its Adoption Statement and associated supporting documents are available to view and download below:

Paper copies of the above documents are available for inspection during normal office hours, Monday to Friday, at County Offices, Busher Walk, Kendal, LA9 4RQ and also at Cumbria House, 117 Botchergate, Carlisle, CA1 1RD.

Any queries in respect of the adopted Cumbria Minerals and Waste Local Plan 2015-2030 should be directed via email to: or telephone: 01539 713 548.