What is the Waste Local Plan?
The Northumberland Waste Local Plan contains
‘saved’ policies to guide and determine planning applications for
waste developments in Northumberland (excluding the Northumberland
It seeks to balance the need to protect the local communities
and the environment with the need to establish waste management
facilities. The Waste Local Plan deals with all waste managed in
its area including the waste generated from households, businesses
and the construction industry.
The Waste Local Plan was adopted in December 2001. The Waste Local
Plan, the Inset
Maps and Proposals
Map can be viewed by clicking on the relevant links at the
bottom of the page. The Waste Local Plan should be read in
conjunction with the schedule of
What is the current status of the Waste Local Plan
Changes to the planning system made by the Planning and
Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 mean that a Local Development
Framework will be prepared to replace the Waste Local Plan.
Information on the Local Development Framework can be viewed by
Under the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act, the policies in
the adopted Waste Local Plan were automatically 'saved' for a
transitional period of three years from the date of the Act to 27
September 2007. The Act allowed the Secretary of State to extend
the saving of policies beyond 27 September 2007 until the policies
have been replaced by the policies prepared under the system of
Local Development Frameworks.
The schedule of
saved polices for the Waste Local Plan can be viewed by
Those policies not listed on the schedule of saved policies have
Northumberland Joint Municipal Waste Strategy
Northumberland needs to move away from its
reliance on landfill sites for the disposal of municipal waste.
More sustainable ways of dealing with waste must be utilised if we
are to meet European and UK Government targets.
Joint Municipal Waste Strategy covers the period up to
2020 and identifies the major changes are needed in the way with
which we deal with our waste, and we cannot succeed without the
cooperation of all stakeholders, particularly the public. To
view the document click here.
Planning policy on waste management at the national levels
The Government's vision for sustainable waste management is set
out in the Waste Strategy for England 2007. Information on
the national waste strategy can be found on the Defra
Further information on national waste planning policy can be
found on the Communities
and Local Government website. The Regional Spatial Strategy for
North East England contains waste policies for the North East
Region and further information can be viewed by clicking here.
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