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Potential waste sites

Information about the identification of potential future waste development sites.

The Minerals and Waste Local Plan: Part 2 - Site Allocations Document will identify specific sites for waste management development for the period to 2031 and will set out detailed policies for management of development of those sites. It will follow on from Part 1 of the plan - the Core Strategy.

Work is not currently being progressed on the Site Allocations Document. A timetable for preparation of this plan document is included in the Minerals and Waste Development Scheme 2016. This shows preparation commencing in June 2016 and the document being adopted in April 2019, but this timetable will need to be revised due to a delay in the examination of the Core Strategy.

Issues and options - consultation on waste sites

In 2007 we published an initial long list of some 200 possible sites for waste management facilities for consultation in the Waste Site Proposals and Policies: Issues and Options paper. We sought information about these sites to help in assessing their suitability for waste development. We also wanted to hear about any other site options there may be. 

We now propose to prepare a combined minerals and waste site allocations document. The comments we received on the consultation paper will be taken into account when we continue work on preparing this document.

Preliminary assessments for each site and a location plan were also provided in Annex C and are available on request.

Site assessment work

Following the Issues and Options consultation, we engaged consultants ERM to carry out further technical assessments of the sites that had been identified. This work focussed on sites that might be suitable for strategic (large) facilities to deal with household and/or commercial and industrial wastes. It will be taken into account when we continue work on preparing the site allocations document.

The interim reports on site selection for Strategic Waste Management Facilities are available below:

Site options

We invited industry, landowners and other interested parties to nominate sites to be considered for inclusion in the Waste Sites Document, initially by 30 January 2009, but in view of work on the Site Allocation Document being put on hold we have continued to accept nominations. Some nominated sites have since been withdrawn or have been superseded by planning permission being granted.

The list of nominated sites below is now being revised to include only currently extant nominations. An amended list will be available shortly.

All sites listed will be the subject of further assessment in due course and are only identified as possible options, not proposals at this stage.

Site nomination forms

We initially asked for site nominations to be submitted by January 2009, but we continue to accept nominations after that date. Anyone considering making a further site nomination should speak first to the Minerals and Waste Policy Team.

Last reviewed
22 September 2017
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