Our minerals, waste and energy planning service

Capita’s minerals, waste and energy planning service provides specialist development management and policy planning support, dedicated to local authority service delivery across all minerals and waste.

It includes offer a full range of services, from processing minerals and waste to renewable energy planning applications.

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A strategic approach to waste management

Our highly qualified and experienced team can deliver a range of strategic and bespoke minerals and waste related projects of all sizes and complexities across the UK. We can also bring extra capacity and capability to your existing teams, so you can focus on your core activities.

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Acting as lead case officer in the determination of planning applications, services include:

  • Preparing and reviewing EIA Screening and scoping opinions
  • Reviewing planning applications and Environmental Statements
  • Responding to requests for information and general enquiries on behalf of districts
  • Analysing letters of representation
  • Providing an expert analysis of the planning application against National and Local minerals and/or waste planning policy
  • Presenting to Planning Committees
  • Providing expert witness support in relation to planning appeals


Our planning policy support includes:

  • Development plan document management, preparation and policy writing
  • Evidence base support for waste needs assessments and/or minerals resource studies
  • Compliance with the duty to cooperate
  • Plan monitoring
  • Development of Supplementary Planning Documents
  • Preparation of Local Aggregate Assessments
  • Local Plan examination support
  • Providing programme officer support Learn more about our planning policy support

Minerals and waste site monitoring service: 

  • Monitoring of planning conditions for quarry and landfill sites 
  • Preparation of site monitoring reports 
  • Pursuing enforcement action where necessary 
  • Site assessment and appraisal 
  • Equality Impact Assessments for Local Plans