As a waste planning authority, the County Council has a statutory duty to maintain an up to date Waste Local Plan which provides planning policies that will help shape future waste development and provide the basis for decisions on planning applications. As such, work has started on a new Waste Local Plan which is to be prepared jointly with Nottingham City Council.
We need to plan to ensure that there are sufficient sites to meet future demand for waste and resource recovery over the next 15-20 years, a period which will see significant housing and economic growth across the plan area. To help inform the preparation of the new Waste Local Plan the Councils are consulting interested parties on the key issues that will need to be addressed.
We are inviting comments on our Issues and Options consultation document over a six-week period between 27th February and 9th April 2020. To help you comment, there are specific questions included within the document, but please feel free to raise anything else you think is relevant at this stage.
Alongside the Issues and Options consultation, the Councils are also carrying out a ‘Call for Sites’ exercise in order to identify sites that may have the potential for new or enhanced waste management facilities over the next 15 years. This is an opportunity for agents, landowners and developers to submit land which they believe could be developed to meet future demand for waste management facilities.
The Issues and Options consultation document and supporting information can be viewed online at www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/planning-and-environment/waste. Reference copies of the consultation document have also been placed at main libraries, district and borough council offices and the main offices of Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottingham City Council.
If you have any difficulty in viewing the consultation documents or would like these to be provided in an alternative format, please let us know using the contact details below or telephone 0300 500 80 80 (customer service centre).
We would encourage you to respond online to this consultation at www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/waste or you can email or write to us at the addresses shown below. Please note all comments that you make will be made public.
For more information and to respond to the consultation:
Tel: 0300 500 8080 (customer service centre)
Address: Planning Policy Team, Nottinghamshire County Council, County Hall, Nottingham, NG2 7QP
Please make sure we receive your comments by Thursday 9th April 2020.