We're reviewing the adopted Waste Local Plan 2011–2026.

In the first stage of the Waste Local Plan Review process, we published the Initial Consultation document. 

For the next step, we'll be carrying out a ‘Call for Sites’. We will request that land owners, industry or other interested parties put forward any potentially suitable pieces of land for future waste management facilities.

This Call for Sites starts on Monday 23 July, and will finish on Sunday 16 September.

Waste Local Plan Timetable

Season

Year

Key stages

Winter/Spring

2018

Intial consultation

Summer

2018

Call for Sites

Summer

2019

Draft plan

Winter

2020

Submission to secretary of state

 

2021

Examination

See more information about the timetable for this review in the Minerals and Waste Development Scheme.

Waste Local Plan Review Equality Impact Assessment

We have a duty to carry out an Equalities Impact Assessment (EqIA) of the Waste Local Plan Review.

This can help determine how the Waste Local Plan will affect different groups of people and minimise any negative impacts in respect of age, disability, race, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, religion/belief, sex and sexual orientation.

See the EqIA (PDF) for the review of the Waste Local Plan.

Sustainability Appraisal

It is a legal requirement for the Waste Local Plan to be subject to Sustainability Appraisal. This ensures that decisions are made that accord with the planning system's presumption in favour of sustainable development.

A Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report (PDF) and a Habitats Regulations Assessment Scoping Report (PDF) have been prepared. At this stage of the review, the purpose of the Scoping Reports is to determine the objectives of the SA that the Waste Local Plan will be subject to throughout the review process and to describe the approach that will be taken to the HRA of the Waste Local Plan.

The objectives form a key component of the SA as they set out the framework that the effects of the proposed options, policies and sites will be assessed against during each stage of the preparation of the Waste Local Plan.

Consultees will be able to provide their views on the objectives as part of the Initial Consultation 2018.

Draft Capacity Gap Report

As part of the evidence for the review of the Waste Local Plan, we must determine whether there are any shortfalls in the existing capacity to manage expected future waste arisings.

we've prepared a Draft Capacity Gap Report (PDF). At this stage of the review, the purpose of the Draft Capacity Gap Report is to show the assumptions and future growth scenarios that a final Capacity Gap Report could use to quantify the need for future waste management facilities.

When complete, the findings of the Capacity Gap Report will guide the review of the Waste Local Plan. It will provide the key evidence to show how many additional waste sites will need to be identified in the Waste Local Plan, and it will help to guide decision making for planning applications once the Waste Local Plan has been adopted.

Consultees will be able to provide their views on the assumptions and growth scenarios to be used in the Capacity Gap Report as part of the Initial Consultation 2018.

Initial Consultation 2018

In the first stage of the Waste Local Plan Review process, we published the Initial Consultation document. The Waste Local Plan Initial Consultation ran between 5 February 2018 and 30 March 2018 for 8 weeks.

A total of 51 consultees responded to this consultation, making 551 individual representations. View a summary of the responses to this consultation.