Annual Monitoring Report
An Annual Monitoring Report (AMR) is produced by the council
every financial year. Its purpose is to assess the
effectiveness of the Council's planning policies. It
in preparing Local Development Documents that form part
of the Minerals and Waste Development Framework
- the extent to which existing minerals and
waste policies are being implemented and whether the effects
of the policies are as intended.
The Annual Monitoring Report is a statutory requirement and is
published every December.
Current Annual Monitoring Report
The Annual Monitoring Report 2012/2013 (PDF 1.60
MB) monitors the indicators set out in the
adopted Waste Core Strategy and an equivalent set
of indicators which monitor relevant minerals planning
It shows that progress towards most waste indicators is
adequate. However, the Waste Core Strategy was adopted in the
middle of the monitoring period which means that many of the
indicators monitor the impacts of policies which were not yet
formally in place for a portion of the year. We have been
monitoring these indicators to establish a baseline to build on,
but it means that in some cases we are still working to meet our
Performance of several indicators for the aggregate minerals was
below target. These issues are being considered as part of the
preparation of the new Minerals Local Plan.
This year's highlights include:
The Waste Core Strategy for Worcestershire was adopted in
November 2012. This document sets out the long term vision for
waste management in the County to 2027, and supersedes the previous
waste planning policies for Worcestershire.
In addition to setting out objectives and policies, the Waste
Core Strategy establishes targets and indicators to monitor
progress and provides a mechanism for reviewing its effectiveness.
This year's AMR also measures progress on the development of the
emerging Draft Minerals Local Plan, which will fulfil a similar
role for minerals development in the county.
Open for Business:
- There is good progress towards equivalent self-sufficiency in
re-use and recycling in Worcestershire. Recycling and recovery
rates for Household, Commercial and Industrial waste are currently
well ahead of target and are exceeding the milestones set out in
the Waste Core Strategy for Worcestershire.
- There was a 32% increase in Gross Value Added (GVA) from the
waste management and minerals industry in Worcestershire between
2007 and 2010 (most recent figures available). The GVA from waste
management and minerals is only a small part of Worcestershire's
GVA, but this increased notably between 2007 and 2010 from 0.7% to
0.9%, due to an increase of employees in the sectors. In addition
actual GVA from waste management and minerals increased from £61.6m
to £81.5m, whilst overall GVA for Worcestershire declined. This
trend is likely to continue, with the government anticipating 37%
future growth in the waste sector from 2010-2020.
- The landbank of permitted reserves of sand and gravel and
crushed rock in the County is not sufficient to meet our
apportionment. There is a landbank of approximately 4 years' sand
and gravel supply, compared to the minimum 7 year landbank which is
required by national policy and no production of or landbank for
crushed rock whatsoever.
- No planning permission for waste or mineral development has
been granted for a proposal where there is an identified
unacceptable adverse impact on the environment. This includes
impacts on the green belt, flooding, amenity, Areas of Outstanding
Natural Beauty and water quality.
- 45% of waste management planning permissions granted by the
County Council include measures for biodiversity enhancement, and
27% of permissions include provision for water efficiency.
Performance against these indicators is fair, and is increasing
year on year.
- More waste is being managed at higher levels of the Waste
This has climate change, resource efficiency and other
New this year, the AMR also monitors the Local Aggregates
Assessment, and includes a chapter dedicated to monitoring
development management. It also includes a section detailing other
statutory and non-statutory planning guidance produced by the
Council during the monitoring year.
Local Aggregate Assessment
The first Local
Aggregate Assessment (LAA) for Worcestershire (PDF 799
KB) has also been prepared. The LAA is an assessment of
the demand for and supply of aggregates in the County. It is
required to be updated annually. It will inform the Minerals Local
Plan and will be a material consideration in the determination of
planning applications. In future it will be incorporated into the
Previous Annual Monitoring Reports
The Waste Core Strategy for Worcestershire has now been adopted.
Previous AMRs monitored indicators that emerged during the
preparation of the plan, but from the 2012/2013 Report the
indicators and targets in the adopted Strategy are monitored. The
emerging Draft Minerals Local Plan is developing minerals
indicators for future AMRs.
If you would like further information about the Annual
Monitoring Reports or wish to request a paper copies please
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This page was last reviewed 31 January 2014 at 12:29.
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