The hearing sessions for the Waste Core Strategy Examination are due to start on Wednesday 8 May at 10.00am at the National Water Sports Centre, Adbolton Lane, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, NG12 2LU. Please scroll down the page for further details of the hearing venue, timetable and who to contact for more information.
Submission of the Waste Core Strategy to the Secretary of State
Following Council approvals, the Nottinghamshire and Nottingham Waste Core Strategy was submitted to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on 14 January 2013 for independent examination.
Who is carrying out the examination?
Inspector Susan Holland MA DipTP DipPollCon MRTPI has been appointed to conduct the independent examination to determine whether the Waste Core Strategy is sound. To be sound, the plan should be justified, effective, positively planned and consistent with national policy. The Inspector will consider the submitted Core Strategy along with all representations made and supporting evidence, and will hold hearings as part of the examination process.
The Inspector will set the timetable for the Pre-Hearing Meeting and the Hearing itself.
The Programme Officer
The Inspector will be assisted by Mandy Chatterton, the Programme Officer, who is independent of the Councils and works directly to the Inspector. Mandy will act as the contact point for any person who has made representations at the Plan for Submission stage and as a liaison between the Inspector, the Council and examination participants. She will act on behalf of the Inspector to organise and manage the administrative and procedural matters of the examination process and is the first point of contact for any questions relating to timetabling or procedural matters. All statements should also be submitted through her. Any matters anyone wishes to raise with the Inspector should be submitted via the Programme Officer.
Mandy Chatterton’s contact details are:
Tel: 0115 977 3608
Mobile: 07917 517935
The Pre-hearing Meeting
A pre-hearing meeting took place at 2.00pm on Friday 8 March 2013 in the Rufford Suite, County Hall, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7QP which discussed the administrative arrangements for the examination. Details of the pre-hearing meeting, including the agenda and a note of the meeting, can be viewed below. The Inspector also provided a list of the main matters to be considered and a preliminary timetable for the hearing sessions along with a set of guidance notes for participants at the hearing sessions.
Timetable for the Examination Hearing Sessions
The hearing sessions for the for the examination will begin at 10.00am on Wednesday 8 May 2013 at the National Water Sports Centre, Adbolton Lane, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, NG12 2LU. The preliminary timetable for the hearing sessions is listed below but, please note, this is still open to change prior to the start of the hearing sessions. Please ensure that you confirm the final timetable with the Programme Officer before attending any of the hearing sessions. The Programme Officer will formally notify all of those who have made representations of the proposed timetable and any subsequent changes.
The Inspector has published a set of detailed guidance notes for participants [PDF] at the hearing sessions. This includes information on how and when to submit further evidence in support of existing representations. Please note that only those who have existing 'duly made' representations are invited to submit additional statements at this stage and that these must be received by the Programme Officer on or before 17 April 2013.
Please note that two of the examination sessions have been changed around as indicated in the Draft List of Hearing Sessions below:
Here you can read the Agendas for each of the Hearing Sessions:
Councils' position papers
At the pre-hearing meeting, the Inspector invited the Councils to produce Position Statements if required. A position paper has been produced for each of the main matters identified by the Inspector. These can be viewed here:
At the pre-hearing meeting, the Inspector invited written statements from those representors who have already made Duly Made Representations. These can be viewed here:
The Councils' rebuttals statement to the written statements from those representors who have already made Duly Made Representations.
The Representors' Rebuttal statement to the Councils' Rebuttal statements from those representors who have already made Duly Made Representations.
Venue for the hearing sessions
The hearing sessions for the Waste Core Strategy Examination will be held at the National Water Sports Centre (NWSC), Adbolton Lane, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, NG12 2LU. Directions and details of public transport are included below. The venue is fully wheelchair accessible but anyone who has mobility issues, or who may find it difficult to reach the venue, is advised to contact the Programme Officer (see contact details above) in advance of the hearing sessions. In some cases, it may be possible for the Programme Officer to put you in touch with others who are attending the same hearing session who might be willing to offer a lift.
By car: if you are travelling by car, the water sports centre is signposted with brown signs from the A52. Using Regatta Way and Adbolton Lane, the entrance for the conference building is the third turning on the left and there is plenty of free car parking
By bus: take the Nottingham City Transport number 11 bus from Nottingham City Centre or train station which runs every 12 minutes during the day. The journey takes approximately 15 minutes. This service runs via Trent Bridge and Lady Bay and terminates at the end of Trent Boulevard. From here it is approximately 15 minutes walk to the water sports centre – continue straight ahead to Adbolton Lane. Follow this round to the left then take the first entrance to the water sports centre and walk through the grounds to the centre rather than continuing along the road to the main entrance.
By train: the water sports centre is approximately 15 minutes bus ride from Nottingham Station but this does involve a further 15 minute walk from the bus stop to the centre. A taxi from the railway station would take about 10 minutes. For information on train fares and times please see below.
By bicycle: it is easy to reach the water sports centre by bike as there are good off road paths along the river from West Bridgford and quiet roads from Radcliffe on Trent. If you would like a map of cycle routes in the area, e-mail: email@example.com
On foot: the watersports centre is approx five miles from Nottingham City Centre, or two miles walk along the river from Trent Bridge. If approaching along the river path, continue to the car park, and then head for the lake where the conference facilities are in the building alongside the lake. If approaching from the road, take the first entrance on Adbolton Lane as this gives a more pleasant off road walk to the lake and buildings than carrying on along the road (where the pavement runs out).
Further information is also available on the National Water Sports Centre website at: www.nwscnotts.com/useful-info/contacts-directions
Planning Inspectorate Issues, Questions and Councils response
During the examination, the Councils will receive correspondence from the Inspector. This will be made available here along with the Councils prepared responses.
The Waste Core Strategy Document Library
The documents which have been submitted to the Secretary of State are listed below as the Submission Documents. In preparing the Waste Core Strategy the Councils also referred to, and were informed by, a number of documents which have been listed here as Background Documents. Together these documents are known as the Waste Core Strategy Document Library. All of the documents are available electronically in the list below. You may need to scroll down the table to find the document you want or you can use the search facility to search by a key word in the title of the document. Please note that other documents may be added to this library during the course of the examination at the request of the Inspector.
Copies of all these documents can also be viewed, by appointment, in the Programme Office: Room CG55, County Hall, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 7QP. To inspect any of these documents, please contact the Programme Officer, Mandy Chatterton, on tel: 07917 517935 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Copies of the submission documents only can also be viewed at:
Nottinghamshire County Council, County Hall, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7QP
Nottingham City Council, Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, NG2 3NG.
Council’s contact details
For further information, please contact a member of the Planning Policy team by email: email@example.com or by telephone on 08499 80 80 80.