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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

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Minerals and Waste as a specialist field can be viewed separately from planning. Yet 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 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

    Kris Furness, Senior Planning Manager, Recycling and recovery UK, Suez

  • Current Issues in Minerals Planning – 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 Cornwall’s Mineral Resources
    How Cornwall Council recognised its valuable mineral resources and developed meaningful Mineral Safeguarding Areas to ensure that the minerals needed for a low carbon future are safeguarded from other forms of development
    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
  • Waste, reduce, re-use, recycle – the cost of our current lifestyle and Viridors plans to reduce their impact on the environment
    Marcus Du Pree Thomas Technology & Innovation Lead at Viridor at Energy

  • The Circular Econony in Practice, the case of Wykes Farm, Somerset
    Jason Fewell, Engineering Director at Wykes Farm

  • Working with disused Minerals site to achieve sustainable economic development – Silverlake, Dorset
    Silverlake is an innovative planning-led sustainable leisure development, transforming a former quarry into a mosaic of habitats, managed for wildlife and biodiversity, delivering local jobs and community benefits.
    Richard Shaw, Director of Savills Planning

  • Imerys - Recycling, Restoration and Renewables
    A review of Imerys' restoration projects utilising recyclable material (compost like materials, etc.) and their approach/efforts in facilitating renewable energy schemes.
    Gary Staddon, Real Estate and Business Development Manager at Imerys

  • Minerals – Assessment and Mitigation
    Paul Evans, Service Area Director at Wardell Armstrong

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.

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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.


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