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Wiltshire & Swindon Waste Site Allocations DPD - Proposed Submission Arrangements

Meeting: 17/01/2012 - Cabinet (Item 7)

7 Wiltshire & Swindon Waste Site Allocations DPD - Proposed Submission Arrangements

 Report by Service Director, Economy and Enterprise.


The draft Allocations DPD (pages 29 – 248) is circulated to Cabinet members. It is available with the agenda online or available on request.

Supporting documents:


Cllr Morland declared a personal interest in this item by virtue of him being a member of Dilton Marsh and Heywood Parish Councils and Westbury Town Council.


Public Participation


Written representations were received from the following members of the public in the form of questions and statements, details of which, together with responses were circulated:


Mrs Virginia Neal, Clerk to Chitterne Parish Council

AdeleMartin,Ludgershall& Campaigner  ofNo2Waste


MrandMrsGreenwood  onbehalfof theNO2WasteCampaignGroup


Mrs Anne Henshaw, NorthWiltshireandSwindon  CPRE


Verbal representations were also made at the meeting by:


Mrs Virginia Neal

Mr and Mrs Greenwood

Mrs Anne Henshaw

Mr RJ Parnham


Cllr Fleur de Rhe-Philipe, Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Strategic Planning, presented a report on the draft Wiltshire and Swindon Waste Site Allocations Development Plan Document (DPD) which set out:-


·         a summary of the plan preparation process to date.

·         the key issues that had emerged through the consultation undertaken between June and August 2011.

·         the arrangements for submitting the draft DPD.

·         the implications of the Examination process.

·         the next steps.


Cllr de Rhe Philipe presented the DPD and sought Cabinet approval of it for onward recommendation to Council at its meeting on 7 February 2012 for the purpose of formally submitting it to the Secretary of State.


Cllr de Rhe Philipe explained that the councils (Swindon and Wiltshire, as joint strategic planning authorities for waste) faced a significant challenge in managing year-on-year increases in the amount of waste being generated by our communities and businesses. In preparing the DPD, the aim had been to build a plan that provided a flexible and responsive approach to enable the management of Wiltshire and Swindon’s waste in a sustainable and efficient manner. The DPD also built upon the adopted policy framework set out in the Waste Core Strategy and Development Control Policy DPDs. 


Every effort had been made to address issues raised through previous rounds of consultation with the final list of proposed sites having been the subject of rigorous testing and appraisals.


The DPD presented a flexible framework of 35 sites for accommodating a range of potential waste uses all designed to derive value from waste through recycling, recovery, composting and treatment.


The 35 sites presented a real opportunity to manage waste in a modern and efficient manner, thereby aiming to break the reliance on landfill. Once  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7




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