What is the South West Aggregates Working Party?
The National Planning Policy Framework requires Minerals Planning Authorities to plan for a steady and adequate supply of aggregates by participating in the operation of an Aggregate Working Party and taking its advice into account when preparing their Local Aggregate Assessment.
Aggregate Working Parties work regionally and membership includes representatives from the Department of Communities and Local Government, Mineral Planning Authorities, the Mineral Products Association, the British Aggregates Association, and other such representatives as appropriate.
A Local Aggregate Assessment is an annual assessment of the demand for and supply of aggregates in a mineral planning authority’s area. Further information can be found in the Planning Practice Guidance.
The Secretariat of the SWAWP is David Jarvis Associates Ltd.
Devon County Council provides the current chair of the SWAWP and is therefore required to host the information and minutes of the SWAWP. Local Aggregate Assessments from respective Mineral Planning Authorities in the South West region are not published on this page but are available directly from the respective mineral planning authorities.