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Minerals and Waste – The silent planning partner? Managing supply and demand in a sustainable context

Wednesday, 05 February 2020 at 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Somerset County Cricket Ground, St James St, Taunton TA1 1JT
RTPI South West

The current climate change agenda the focus on conservation and reducing consumption is a key ambition to carbon reduction. Minerals and Waste as a specialised field can be viewed separately from planning although all development could restrict access to limited resources and produce waste which will need to be processed. Has planning got the right approach to this area or is more co-ordination required across the board in order to achieve the most sustainable outcome? This conference aims to provide an overview of Mineral and Waste Plans, the relationship of these to supply and demand issues and a review on challenges and considerations in mineral, waste and planning applications, long term restoration and ‘reuse’.

Speakers and topics:

  • Minerals and Waste Policy Update

    Lonek Wojtulewicz, Planning & Infrastructure Division at MHCLG

  • Current Issues in Waste and Planning – an Industry Perspective

  • Current Issues in safeguarding mineral resources and infrastructure – Industry Perspective
    - An overview of some of the issues that are occupying the Mineral Products Association.
    - National policy and guidance for minerals, including recent changes.
    - The Managed Aggregates Supply System - is really ‘managed’ any more?
    - General performance of minerals planning – is it providing adequately for the future?
    - Safeguarding mineral resources and infrastructure
    - Recent MPA guidance
    - Biodiversity & environmental net gain, and how the minerals sector needs to respond
    David Payne, Senior Planning Advisor, Mineral Products Association

  • Waste production and management and how Somerset are approaching the increasing demands. 
    A local authority partnership perspective on how to stimulate recycling demand in line with climate change goals, the implications for managing waste, how to respond to the changing – and uncertain - national policy landscape, and how we are working with industry and waste planning colleagues to shape the market for commercial waste in Somerset.
    Mickey Green, Managing Director at Somerset Waste Partnership

  • Safeguarding Minerals Case Study – Cornwall
    Ellie Inglis-Woolcock | Principal Development Officer (Local Plans), Cornwall Council

  • How can Minerals and Waste work towards the net zero emissions target / circular economy?
    Speaker tbc, Eunomia

 Panel Discussion

  • Waste, reduce, re-use, recycle – the cost of our current lifestyle and Viridors plans to reduce their impact on the environment

  • The Circular Economy in Practice - Case study TBC

  • Working with a disused Minerals site to achieve sustainable economic development – Case study TBC

  • More panellists TBC

Supported by


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We are delighted that these professional bodies support the programme and are marketing the event to their members. We hope this event has a cross sector/professional audience to widen the discussions on the day

Delegate fees and how to book
We are pleased to offer early bird rates with 15% off all delegate fees until 28 February.

To take advantage of this offer please book online and pay with a credit/debit card by following the online booking prompts below.

Those purchasing tickets in excess of £500 plus vat may request an invoice. Please get in touch to request this.

Exhibitor Opportunities
We now welcome exhibitors to showcase their firm, recent developments and to further engage with RTPI Members and professionals in planning. Please contact for further information.


0207 929 8190


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RTPI Member early bird £82.60 + VAT: £16.52
Non Member early bird £104.35 + VAT: £20.87
Retired RTPI Member early bird £35.65 + VAT: £7.13
Student early bird £26.96 + VAT: £5.39
CIWM Member early bird £82.60 + VAT: £16.52
MPA Member early bird £82.60 + VAT: £16.52