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This document sets out the policy context for considering waste management and disposal facilities in Plymouth.

Its purpose is to ensure that there are effective and adequate policies and proposals to manage waste arising in the city and to meet waste management targets, particularly for recycling/composting and for landfill reduction.


The document was adopted by the Council on 21 April 2008, following receipt of the Inspector's report into the public examination.

Any person aggrieved by this document may make an application to the High Court under section 113 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, on the grounds that the document is not within the appropriate power or that a procedural requirement has not been complied with.

Applications should be made within six weeks of the date of adoption of the document on 21 April 2008.

Adoption statement

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Inspector's report


The document was submitted to the Secretary of State on 29 August 2007 and the Inspector's report was received on 20 March 2008.

A report recommending adoption of the document was considered at the Council meeting on 21 April 2008.

Inspector's report

The public examination

An independent Planning Inspector will examine the plan to see if it has been written and developed in the proper way, in other words, whether it is sound. All comments made during the six week consultation period will be considered by the Inspector, and a public examination will be held on 6 and 7 February 2008. The representations received during the consultation period are detailed in the document below.

The timetable for the public examination can be found below. The Inspector has issued a guidance note for those appearing at the examination and there is a further note, following the pre examination meeting that was held on 14 November 2007. Both of these are also listed below.

Those appearing at the examination have been asked to submit any further statements by 21 December 2007. Our statements must be submitted by 15 January 2008. These documents will be listed below when they become available.

Submission stage representations

Examination process

Inspectors guidance note

Participants' statements regarding Ernesettle Lane

Further statement: G Lane

Further statement: S Lane

Council statements

Background statement

Annex D self-assessment

Evidence base

 Future Waste Requirements Report

 Waste Options Report

 Search for potential waste management sites

 Future waste requirements

 Municipal Waste Management Strategy

 DEFRA Extended Summary of Health Impacts Review

 Review of Environmental and Health Impacts of Waste Management (DEFRA)

 Technical note: Coypool

 Technical note: Ernesettle

 Technical note: Moorcroft Quarry

 Technical note: Chelson Meadow

 Technical note: Weston Mill

 LDA Coypool Report

 Entec Site Feasibility Study (Draft)

 Waste Development Plan: Equality impact assessment

 Waste Development Plan: Issues and options

 Sustainability Appraisal/Strategic Environmental Assessment: Waste Development Plan

 Consultation responses to Waste Development Plan, issues and options summary

 Waste Development Plan: Preferred options

 Consultation responses to Waste Development Plan, preferred options summary

 Waste Development Plan Document: Habitat Regulations Assessment

 Transport Assessment of Strategic Waste Sites

 Preliminary Air Quality Assessment

 Waste Strategy for England 2007 (DEFRA)

 Planning Policy Statement 10 (GOV.UK)

 Regional Waste Strategy (South West Regional Assembly)

 Draft Regional Spatial Strategy (South West Regional Assembly)

 Core Strategy: Adopted

 Sustainable Community Strategy

Procedural documents

Waste Development Plan Document

Preferred options

This preferred options report has been produced as part of the second stage of preparing Plymouth's Local Development Framework (LDF). It sets out the proposed policy directions for public consultation.

It will be a material consideration in the planning application process. Where there is a conflict between the preferred policy direction set out in this preferred options report and the provisions of Plymouth's First Deposit Local Plan, this reports will take precedence.

There's also a sustainability appraisal which accompanies this document.

Issues and options

This document has been produced as a part of the first stage in preparing Plymouth's new Local Development Framework (LDF). The document is accompanied by a preliminary sustainability appraisal.

Core Strategy: Waste

Habitat Regulations Assessment