On 30th June 2011, Council resolved that the Waste Core Strategy and supporting documents be approved for formal submission to the Secretary of State for independent examination. We also negotiated with a number of consultees who submitted representations on the soundness and legal compliance of the Waste Core Strategy during the Publication Document (Regulation 27) consultation (which was held from March to May 2011).
These negotiations revealed that further Habitats Regulations Assessment of the Waste Core Strategy was required to ensure that the Waste Core Strategy complied with the requirements of The Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010. This work was completed and is set out in an Addendum to the Habitats Regulations Assessment. As the Addendum to the Habitats Regulations Assessment forms new evidence, the Planning Inspectorate was clear that it was necessary to consult the public on this document and the changes to the Waste Core Strategy which are required in light of it. This gave the Council an opportunity to make a number of other changes which address the majority of the representations which were received. Many of these were small, such as correcting grammar or for clarification, but some were more substantial.
The changes were set out in the Addendum to the Waste Core Strategy and were accompanied by a Sustainability Appraisal. Consultation on the Addendum ran from 3rd October to 5.30pm on 15th November 2011.
The Addendum to the Submission Document and supporting documents are available via the links below:
- View Addendum to the Submission Document consultation downloads
- Addendum to the Habitats Regulations Assessment
- Sustainability Appraisal of Waste Core Strategy Submission Document Addendum
At this stage we requested comments on the 'soundness' of the Waste Core Strategy Submission Document incorporating the Addendum. All representations on the Publication Document (Regulation 27) consultation and the Addendum to the Submission Document Consultation were submitted to the Secretary of State on 28th November 2011 alongside the Waste Core Strategy documents for consideration by the Planning Inspector.
For further information regarding the examination of the Waste Core Strategy please see the Examination page