Nottinghamshire and Nottingham Draft Waste Local Plan January 2022
2. Scope of the New Nottinghamshire and Nottingham draft Waste Local Plan
2.1. The main theme of the Waste Plan is the promotion of sustainable development and achieving the highest quality waste management facilities, where possible. It contains the following:
- An overview of the County and City and a description of existing and future needs for recycling and waste facilities based on our waste needs assessment.
- A long-term Vision for waste and Strategic Objectives, showing how the Vision will be achieved
- Strategic Policies covering how we will provide for new recycling and waste facilities.
- Development Management Policies which provide the detailed criteria against which future waste development proposals will be assessed such as environmental impacts and standards and guidance about how planning applications for waste development in Nottinghamshire and Nottingham will be assessed
- How the plan will be Monitored and Implemented
Replacing existing waste policies
2.2. This Waste Local Plan will replace the existing saved policies contained in the adopted Waste Local Plan, (January 2002) and Nottinghamshire and Nottingham Replacement Waste Local Plan: Part 1 - Waste Core Strategy (December 2013).
2.3. The Nottinghamshire and Nottingham draft Waste Local Plan is supported by a series of documents include the following:
These reports are produced annually and show how the County and City Councils are progressing with preparing their Plans and how well current adopted policies are performing.
Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)
Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottingham City each prepare a SCI to show have they will consult and engage with local people, statutory bodies and other groups during the preparation of Local Plans and on waste planning applications.
Sustainability Appraisal (SA)
The purpose of the SA is to promote sustainable development through better integration of sustainability considerations in the preparation and adoption of plans. The SA is an integral part of all stages of the preparation of the Waste Local Plan, with reports produced at each stage. This current version of the Draft Plan is accompanied by an SA Report on its policies.
Waste Needs Assessment
This assessment updates the preliminary waste needs assessment and has been prepared by AECOM on behalf of both Councils to provide detailed information on anticipated need for waste facilities over the plan period.
How is the new Nottinghamshire and Nottingham draft Waste Local Plan being prepared?
Figure 1 - Key stages in preparing the new Waste Local Plan – highlighting that we are currently at Draft Plan (Regulation 18) Stage.
Issues and Options
Consultation on the key issues facing Nottinghamshire in relation to waste and what reasonable choices we have. Responses to this stage will help decide which options to take forward.
Draft Plan (Regulation 18)
Having looked at all the options, we will consult on a draft set of policies and approach to identifying future sites that we think provide the most appropriate way forward. This is your chance to tell us if we have got it right.
Publication Draft and Submission (Regulation 19)
Following a six-week period for formal representation on our proposals, we will submit our draft waste plan to the Government.
This is an independent examination by a Government Appointed inspector who will look at whether the Waste Local Plan is sound and takes account of any representations made at the submission stage. This will involve a public hearing.
This is the final stage of the Waste Local Plan, if the Plan is found sound. The County and City Councils will adopt the final Plan and this will then become adopted policy.
How to read this document
The following chapters share a number of common features:
What you told us at the Issues and Options stage
This chapter sets out a summary of the responses we received from members of the public, the waste industry, stakeholders and interest groups during the first stage of consultation, completed between February 2020 and May 2020. These comments have been taken on board and where appropriate and where possible, have been incorporated into the draft plan. In some cases, there were no comments on specific issues as no options were presented at the previous stage.
Issues and Options Sustainability Appraisal findings
As set out above, a Sustainability Appraisal (SA) of the options set out in the Issues and Options consultation document has been completed. These boxes set out a summary of the main findings of the Issues and Options SA in relation to the topic in each section. In some cases, there are no findings presented as no options were presented at the previous stage. The full findings of the SA in relation to all of the options can be found on our website. Also available on our website is the SA of the draft plan document itself.
This section provides the context for each of the topic/policy areas.
Policies are set out in these boxes.
This sets out in detail an explanation of the policy, including the reasons why it is needed, a justification for the approach taken and what the policy seeks to achieve.