We're reviewing the adopted Waste Local Plan 2011–2016.

The first stage of the process is the publication of an Initial Consultation document. This document will set out the issues and options identified by the county council to be addressed during the review of the Waste Local Plan. The consultation document will offer consultees a chance to provide their views on the content of subsequent documents produced during the review.

There will be further stages of consultation of this document working towards the adoption of a new Waste Local Plan.


The timetable for producing the Waste Local Plan is as follows:

Waste Local Plan Timetable

 Season

 Year

 Key stages

 Winter/Spring

 2018

Intial consultation

 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

The county council has 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 & maternity, religion/belief, sex and sexual orientation.

See the EqIA 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 and a Habitats Regulations Assessment Scoping Report 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, the county council must determine whether there are any shortfalls in the existing capacity to manage expected future waste arisings.

A Draft Capacity Gap Report has been prepared. 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

The next stage of the process is the Waste Local Plan Initial Consultation. This consultation will run between 05 February 2018 and 30 March 2018 for eight weeks.

Responses to this consultation will be taken into account during the preparation of subsequent versions of the Waste Local Plan.