RESIDENTS across Nottinghamshire are being given the chance to comment on changes made to proposals on how best to manage waste in the County and the City.
The Nottinghamshire and Nottingham Waste Core Strategy puts forward options for dealing with the waste we produce locally which, some estimates suggest, could be as much as five million tonnes a year over the next 20 years.
The proposals are almost ready to be submitted to the Government for a final decision. Earlier this year the draft Waste Core Strategy was published for a formal period of public consultation between March 5 and April 30.
During that time a total of 34 different organisations and individuals -- including statutory agencies, environmental groups, local councils, businesses and members of the public -- made a total of 220 representations.
As a result of the representations received, as well as policy changes required by the introduction by the Government of the new National Planning Policy Framework, a number of changes are being proposed to the Waste Core Strategy before it is submitted to the Government.
These change focus mainly on increased protection for the environment as well as providing more detail on the treatment and disposal of waste from power stations and hazardous and low level radioactive waste.
A further six-week period of consultation is now being held, beginning on Monday October 1, so that members of the public and other interested parties can comment on those changes. The consultation will end on Monday, November 12.
Public representations can be made either online or by writing to the Planning Policy team at County Hall, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7QP
The latest version of the waste core strategy is also available on the Council’s website at www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/wastehaveyoursay.
Once the latest consultation has been carried out, the revised Waste Core Strategy will go back before County and City councils in December before being submitted to the Government for examination by the Planning Inspectorate.