New Waste Local Plan
Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottingham City Council are working together to prepare a new Waste Local Plan which will replace the previous Adopted Waste Local Plan (2002) and the Waste Core Strategy (2013).
The new Waste Local Plan will provide the future planning strategy for waste management in Nottinghamshire and Nottingham until 2038 and will aim to provide sufficient capacity to meet future needs. It will also provide key policies against which future waste development will be assessed.
The next stage in preparation of the new Waste Local Plan is to process all comments received on the Pre-Submission Draft version. Once completed, if appropriate, the Councils will seek approval from their respective Full Council to submit the Plan, its supporting documents and the representations received to the Secretary of State for Independent Examination. This webpage will be updated with the latest information.
A timetable for the development of the new Waste Local Plan can be found within the Local Development Scheme.
Pre-Submission Draft Waste Local Plan
Following consultation on the Draft Plan, we prepared a Pre-Submission draft Plan along with supporting documents, which are below, and published these for formal consultation between the 30 August and the 11 October 2023:
- Pre-Submission Draft Waste Local Plan (Aug 2023) [PDF]
- Waste Needs Assessment (2023) [PDF]
- Sustainability Appraisal Pre-Submission Draft report (June 2023) [PDF]
- Equalities Impact Assessment (June 2023) [PDF]
- Habitats Regulation Assessment- Screening (June 2023) [PDF]
- Health Impact Assessment (June 2023) [PDF]
The consultation period has now closed, and we are no longer accepting representations.
All representations received during the consultation period are now being processed. Once completed, if appropriate, the Councils will seek approval from their respective Full Council to submit the Plan, its supporting documents and the representations received to the Secretary of State for Independent Examination.
A Draft Plan, informed by the results of the previous consultation and evidence of future need for recycling and waste sites was published for public and stakeholder comment between the 7 February and the 4 April 2022. The following documents were published for consultation:
- Waste Local Plan [PDF]
- Waste Needs Assessment [PDF]
- Issues and Options Sustainability Appraisal (September 2021) [PDF]
- Waste Local Plan Sustainability Appraisal (November 2021) [PDF]
- Report of Consultation [PDF]
- Equalities Impact Assessment [PDF]
- Options Document [PDF]
All comments received can be viewed on the Opos Consult web page. As the consultation is no longer live, the Draft Plan is located in 'historic documents'.
As part of the consultation on the Plan we held an online event - “Nottinghamshire and Nottingham – Planning for Waste” on Friday 11 February 2022. You can watch the event:
After the Draft Waste Local Plan consultation, we noted an error in the Strategic Objectives in the Draft Plan. Further detail is explained in the Errata Note [PDF].
Issues and options
The first stage of the new Plan has been completed with consultation on issues and options for the Plan running from 27 February until 7 May 2020. The following documents were published for this consultation.
- Waste Local Plan Issues and Options [PDF]
- Preliminary Waste Needs Assessment [PDF]
- Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report [PDF]
- Call for sites letter [PDF]
Key contact points
Nottinghamshire County Council is administering the preparation of the Plan on behalf of both Councils. You can contact us directly by email at email@example.com or via our customer service team on 0300 500 8080
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Nottingham City Council’s Planning Policy and Research Team is committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring all personal information is kept confidential and safe. View the Privacy Notice for Planning and Policy Research at Nottingham City Council [PDF].