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Pre- Submission Draft Waste Local Plan

Representation ID: 1022

Received: 11/10/2023

Respondent: Historic England (Midlands)

Legally compliant? No

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? Not specified

Representation Summary:

We consider that the appropriate policies should be included within the Plan in the first instance to ensure that the Plan is sound and can respond to a variety of planning applications for waste development.

Full text:

Our specific comments are attached in Table 1, appended to this letter.
Many thanks for the opportunity to comment on this Regulation 19 Pre-Submission version of the Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire Waste Plan, October 2023. We would like to refer you back to the comments that Historic England raised during the Regulation 18 consultation in April 2022, as largely they remain relevant.
Unfortunately, we do not consider that the Waste Plan has set out a positive strategy for the historic environment, as required by paragraph 190 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).
There are a number of questions that we have raised in our consultation response about the potential impacts/harm for the significance of the historic environment, heritage assets and their setting.
Whilst we welcome the inclusion of a specific historic environment policy, and we consider this essential, we have raised a number of concerns about specific wording issues and policy areas that are absent from inclusion.
Further, there are a number of policy areas discussed within the Plan where there is the potential for harm to the historic environment and yet there is little or no detail on how this harm can be avoided or mitigated or what measures are required in order to assess the harm. As such we find that these policy areas are not legally compliant or effective.

We would be happy to discuss these issues with the Council and consider appropriate wording that could be included within the Plan to overcome these issues and are available to enter into a Statement of Common Ground if the Councils consider this is an appropriate way forward.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

(Please see attached for table and full representation).