Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottingham City Council are working together on a replacement Waste Local Plan to guide the development of new waste facilities within Nottinghamshire and Nottingham. The first part of the replacement Waste Local Plan, known as the Waste Core Strategy, was adopted in December 2013. This sets out the broad framework for developing future waste management facilities including broad locations and site criteria.
Following on from the Waste Core Strategy the Councils are now preparing more detailed policies to decide which sites should be allocated and the types of environmental controls that we should put in place. These will be included in second part of the replacement Waste Local Plan which will be known as the Sites and Policies document.
Together, we will need to decide on the most suitable locations for new waste management infrastructure across Nottinghamshire and Nottingham but, before making any important decisions we want to hear your views on how to choose the best sites.
We have therefore prepared a draft ‘Site Selection Methodology’ that will be used to help shortlist potential sites and want to hear your views about how potential sites should be chosen. To help with the future site selection process we are also consulting on an updated Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report which is available below.
This consultation will run between 15 May and 26 June 2015.
To view the proposed Site Selection Methodology and updated Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report or to submit your comments online please use the links below:
Reference copies of these documents are available to view at; County Hall, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7QP and Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, NG2 3NG during normal office hours Monday to Friday and at District Council offices, Nottinghamshire Archives and in the following main libraries during normal opening hours: Arnold, Beeston, Bingham, Hucknall, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Mansfield, Nottingham Central Library, Newark, Retford, Southwell, Sutton-in-Ashfield, West Bridgford and Worksop.
Feedback from this consultation will be used to inform the final site selection methodology to ensure that only the most appropriate sites are put forward for public consultation at a later stage of the process.
If you are a land owner, developer or waste operator and wish to submit a site for future consideration please use the form provided to supply relevant details to us. You do not need to repeat details of any sites which have already been submitted at a previous stage.
For further information, please contact a member of the Planning Policy team by email: email@example.com or by telephone on 0300 500 8080.