Waste Core Strategy found sound
Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottingham City Council have now received the Inspector’s Report following the Examination into the Waste Core Strategy.
You can view the Inspector’s Report here
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.
Planning Inspector Susan Holland MA DipTP DipPollCon MRTPI has been appointed to conduct the independent examination to determine whether the Waste Core Strategy is sound. As part of this process, public hearing sessions were held between 8 and 17 May 2013 at the National Water Sports Centre, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham.
Modifications to the Waste Core Strategy
In response to specific issues raised during the hearing sessions, the Councils are proposing three Main Modifications. These are considered to materially affect the content of the Waste Core Strategy and are therefore being advertised for public consultation. The Councils are also proposing a number of other minor changes, such as factual updates and corrections, which do not materially affect the content of the Waste Core Strategy. As such there is no requirement to advertise or consult on these minor Additional Modifications as they are called.
You can see a list of all the changes here [PDF]. Submit your comments on the three Main Modifications online here or download the representation form [PDF] and email or post your comments to us.
What happens next?
All of the representations received on the Main Modifications will be sent to the Planning Inspector who will consider them and then issue her final report. The Councils will publish this final report when it is received and notify everyone who has previously made representations on the Waste Core Strategy or who has asked to be kept informed of its progress. If the Inspector decides that the Waste Core Strategy is 'sound' (i.e. that it meets all of the legal and policy requirements) both Councils can then proceed to adopt the Strategy as part of their formal Development Plan.
Examination Document Library and archive
All of the supporting documents published or submitted in relation to the Waste Core Strategy can be viewed below.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 0300 500 8080.