Archived Page: Examination of Worcestershire County Council’s
Waste Core Strategy
The Waste Core Strategy Local Plan was
adopted by Full Council on 15th November 2012 and is now part of
the development plan.
The Worcestershire Waste Core Strategy Development Plan Document
was submitted to the Secretary of State for examination on 28th
The Secretary of State appointed Andrew S Freeman BSc(Hons),
DipTP, DipEM, FRTPI, FIHT, MIEnvSc to undertake an independent
examination into the soundness of the Worcestershire Waste Core
The role of the Inspector was to consider whether the
- Is legally compliant (i.e. meets the requirements of the
Planning Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and associated Regulations)
- Satisfies the criteria for soundness (i.e. whether it is
justified, effective and consistent with national policy).
The Inspector's Report
On 20th July 2012 the Inspector issued his
report on the Waste Core Strategy. He concluded that with the
recommended main modifications set out, the strategy is 'sound' and
The report is binding on the Council. The
Council adopted the Waste Core Strategy with the changes
required by the Inspector at the meeting of the Full Council
on 15th November 2012.
Venue, Programme and Issues for Discussion
Hearing Sessions were held from Tuesday 13th
March 2012 to Friday 16th March 2012 in the
Kidderminster Room of County Hall, Worcester. The Programme
Officer, Ian Kemp, contacted all representatives with details
of the Sessions and the Issues to be discussed, relevant
correspondence can be found below:
Written Statements and Statements of Common Ground
The following statements were submitted to the Programme Officer
in response to the Inspector's issues and questions.
Schedule of Proposed Changes
In response to the Inspector's questions and
the debate in the hearing sessions, the Council consulted on a
number of changes it would like to propose to the Waste Core
Strategy. These changes are set out in the Schedule of Proposed
For further information on the consultation, please see the
consultation stages page.
The Council adopted the Waste Core Strategy at the full Council
meeting on 15th November 2012. This was followed by a six-week
period for legal challenge which expired on 27th
December 2012 and no challenges were made.
This means that the Waste Core Strategy is now
part of the 'development plan' which will be used to make decisions
about all planning applications in Worcestershire. It has replaced
Structure Plan policies that relate to waste.
Your local planning authority is responsible for
deciding whether a development should go ahead
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This page was last reviewed 1 July 2013 at 14:02.
The page is next due for review 28 December 2014.