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South West Aggregates Working Party

Minerals Planning Authorities must plan for a steady and adequate supply of aggregates. This is a requirement of the National Planning Policy Framework. They do this by participating in the operation of an Aggregate Working Party (AWP).  The advice of the AWP is taken into account when preparing the Local Aggregate Assessment.

Aggregate Working Parties work regionally. Membership includes representatives from the:

  • Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government
  • Mineral Planning Authorities
  • Marine Management Organisation
  • Mineral Products Association
  • British Aggregates Association
  • Other representatives as appropriate

Local Aggregate Assessment is an annual assessment. It is an assessment of the demand for and supply of aggregates in a mineral planning authority’s area.

The Secretariat of the South West Aggregates Working Party (SW AWP) is David Jarvis Associates Ltd. Email Julia Webberley at  

This page is hosted here because Cornwall Council provides the current Chair of the SW AWP. 

The SW AWP Terms of Reference set out the role and function of the AWP.

You can download minutes of recent SW AWP meetings.  Copies of older minutes are available on request :

The AWP is required to publish an Annual Report. This sets out the supply of aggregate minerals in the region:

For older Annual Reports, please see SW AWP Annual Reports 2008-2013

Local Aggregate Assessments (LAAs)

LAAs from respective Mineral Planning Authorities in the South West region are not published on this page.  They are available direct from the respective mineral planning authorities. However, the SW AWP has a protocol for the consideration of Local Aggregate Assessments. The SW AWP also has a protocol for the consideration of Statements of Common Ground in relation to the preparation of Local Plans.  

Guidance on Recycled Aggregates Data

A guidance note has been published to assist in the preparation of LAAs:

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