The Waste Core Strategy will set out our overall approach to future waste management in Nottinghamshire and Nottingham. Key issues will include estimates of how much waste capacity needs to be provided to meet expected demand over the next 20 years, what types of sites are suitable and where in broad terms new or extended waste management sites should be located.
All of these documents will be prepared jointly by the County Council and Nottingham City Council. Each document must go through a series of informal and formal public consultation stages and finally an independent examination before it can be adopted by the County and City Councils. Once adopted, these documents will replace the relevant parts of the Waste Local Plan.
Following several stages of informal consultation, a draft version of the Waste Core Strategy, called the Proposed Submission Document, was published for an eight week period of formal representations which closed on 30 April 2012. We are now going through the process of registering and acknowledging these representations.
What will happen next?
Once all of the representations have been considered, the Waste Core Strategy will be submitted to Government for an independent examination by a planning inspector. The Inspector will look at all of the representations and will consider whether or not the Waste Core Strategy is sound and complies with the relevant legal requirements. Before the Examination takes place, the Inspector will draw up a list of the key areas he or she wants to examine and will invite key participants to attend the hearing. Details of the planned timetable will be updated on our website and we will write to all those who have made formal representations, or who have asked to be kept informed, to notify them of the arrangements.
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