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Waste Plan superceded documentation

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Waste Plan archive material - Preparing the 2019 Waste Plan

Resolution to adopt the Waste Plan

Dorset Council resolved to adopt the Waste Plan on 18 July 2019. BCP Council resolved to adopt the Waste Plan on 17 December 2019. The resolution specified that the date of adoption would be two weeks after the last of the two Council meetings.

The adopted Waste Plan incorporates the main modifications recommended by the Inspector.

Waste Plan Inspector's Report

The Inspector appointed to examine the Waste Plan has found that the Plan provides an appropriate basis for waste planning in the Plan area, provided that a number of main modifications are made to it.

The Inspector's findings are set out in the Inspector's report. The Inspector has also set out the main modifications that should be made to the Waste Plan. 

Examination of the Waste Plan

Information on the hearing sessions that took place in June 2018, and the full examination library, are available to view.

Preparing the Waste Plan

Preparing the new Waste Plan involved a number of stages prior to examination. You can view details on the consultation stages undertaken below.

Waste Plan examination

Consultation on the Pre-Submission Draft, the final version of the Waste Plan, closed on 31 January 2018. The Plan, along with all the responses received and the supporting documents that have been prepared, was then submitted to the planning inspectorate on 29 March 2018. The Waste Plan is now subject to a public examination with a planning inspector.

The Waste Plan and supporting documents are available to view below in the examination library. The statement of submission provides details of viewing submission documents at our offices.

You can also view the Pre-Submission Draft Waste Plan and the comments made by people and organisations on the consultation portal.

Examination and public hearings

Inspector Nicholas Palmer BA (Hons) BPI MRTPI has been appointed as the independent Inspector to conduct the examination into the soundness of the Waste Plan. Public hearings were held from Tuesday 26 June to Thursday 28 June 2018. Full details can be viewed on the notice of independent examination.

The Inspector issued matters and issues to form the basis for discussion during the hearing sessions. A guidance note from the inspectors is available. The Draft Programme for the hearings is also available.

Programme Officer

If you have any queries regarding the examination, you can contact the programme officer.

Waste Plan issues consultation

The first stage of public consultation on the new Waste Plan took place from 19 December 2013 to 13 February 2014. The Waste Plan Issues Paper set out a number of issues the plan will need to address. Our newsletter provided a summary.

Fifty different people and organisations responded to the consultation. You can view the schedule of comments made to the consultation, along with our officer responses to each comment. The responses to the Waste Plan Issues Paper helped us to develop the Draft Waste Plan.

Draft Waste Plan (2015)

Consultation on the Draft Waste Plan took place from 15 July to 23 September 2015. The Plan included site options for locating new waste management facilities. It estimated how much waste we will produce up to 2031 and also included draft policies that will be used by the councils to decide on planning applications in the future.

Around 200 people and organisations commented on the draft plan. You can view a summary of the issues raised about each site option and our officer response. You can also view a report on the comments made on the text and policies of the Draft Waste Plan and our responses.

The site options included in the Plan are available to download:

Draft Waste Plan - Site Options Part 1

Draft Waste Plan - Site Options Part 2

Draft Waste Plan - Site Options Part 3 & Glossary

Draft Waste Plan Update (2016)

Consultation on the Draft Waste Plan Update 2016 - Additional and Emerging Waste Site Allocations took place from 26 May to 21 July 2016. The Plan contained six additional waste sites and, following further assessment work, a series of sixteen sites emerging as preferred sites for allocation in the final Waste Plan to address the key waste management needs that have been identified in the county. An update on permitted capacity for waste management facilities as well as our projections on how much waste we might produce was also included.

480 people and organisations commented. You can still view the Plan and the comments made on the Waste Consultation Portal. Site assessments for each site are also available on the portal under the Supporting Documents tab. You can view a summary of the issues raised for each site and our responses, as well as a schedule of all comments received and our officer response.

Additional consultation on waste site options in Blandford and Purbeck (2017)

Three new sites were put forward following consultation on the draft Plan in 2016. These were two sites for possible locations for a waste management centre in Blandford and one for a possible location for managing residual (black bag) waste at Binnegar, near Wareham.

Consultation on these three sites took place from 23 February to 5 April 2017. Our newsletter gives a summary.

74 people and organisations commented. You can still view the consultation document and the comments made on the waste site options in Blandford and Purbeck. Site assessments for each site are also available on the portal under the Supporting Documents tab. You can view a summary of the issues raised and our officer response.

Waste Plan Pre-Submission Draft

The Waste Plan Pre-Submission Draft was published on 1 December 2017.

Insets 1-7insets 8-13 and the appendices can be downloaded separately.

The Pre-Submission Draft set out the preferred strategy and sites for meeting Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole's waste management needs to 2033. 

People could comment on issues of legal compliance and whether the Plan was considered 'sound.' Consultation closed on 31 January 2018.

The Pre-Submission Draft, the representations received and the evidence base were then submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for independent examination on 29 March 2018. 

Modifications to the Waste Plan

The Plan was examined by Inspector Nicholas Palmer BA (Hons) BPI MRTPI, with hearing sessions taking place in June 2018. As a result of the examination process, a number of modifications were proposed to the Pre-Submission Draft Waste Plan that was submitted. Consultation on the proposed modifications closed on 15 October 2018.

You can view the modified Plan and the comments made via the online version of the Plan.

You can also view:

You can also download the modified Waste Plan to assist with reading:

WPSD-09 Modified Version of the Pre-Submission Draft Waste Plan_Chapters1-14

WPSD-09 Modified Version of the Pre-Submission Draft Waste Plan_Appendices

Evidence base

The emerging Waste Plan is based on evidence of waste arisings and movements, the need for new facilities, a search for sites and various impact assessments. The evidence base has been updated as the Plan has developed.

Sustainability appraisal and habitats regulations assessment are carried out at each stage.

2006 Adopted Waste Plan - NOW SUPERCEDED

The adopted Waste Local Plan (WLP) provides guidance and criteria for the three waste planning authorities of Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole when considering and determining waste planning applications. It replaces the text and policies of the adopted Minerals and Waste Local Plan (MWLP) that relate to waste and waste management facilities.

Saved Policies

As of 30 June 2009, all policies except six within the Waste Local Plan are saved until replaced by new waste development plan documents. The schedule of saved policies should also be read alongside the plan.

The six policies that are no longer contained within the plan are covered by national guidance as follows:

  • PPS10 Planning for Sustainable Waste Management (Annex E) - replaces policies 5, 10, 14, 18 and 22 of the WLP.
  • Circular 1/2003 Safeguarding, Aerodromes, Technical Sites and Military Explosives Storage Areas - replaces policy 16 of the WLP.

Following the adoption of the Minerals Strategy (2014), one additional policy has been deleted from the Waste Local Plan. Policy 32 Recycling of inert and construction and demolition waste - has been replaced by new Policy RE1 - Production of Recycled Aggregates of the Minerals Strategy.

Copies of the WLP and relevant inset and proposals maps can be downloaded.

Hard copies of the adopted Waste Local Plan can be purchased for £20 (plus £3 postage and packaging) by contacting the Environment - Business Support Team team.

The binding Inspector's Report on the Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole Waste Local Plan was received, from the Planning Inspectorate, on 3 May 2006 following the inquiry held during summer 2005.

Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole Waste Local Plan, inspector's report

 The binding Inspector's Report on the Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole Waste Local Plan was received from the Planning Inspectorate on 3 May 2006, following the inquiry held during summer 2005.

The report is a large document and has been split into manageable files. Throughout the report, the Inspector refers to two core documents which contain suggested changes to the Waste Local Plan:

  • CD/DCC/56 Proposed Pre-Inquiry Changes
  • CD/DCC/62 Further Proposed Changes to the Re-deposit Plan

Hard copies of the Inspector's Report can be purchased from the Environment Business Support team for £15 (plus £2.50 p&p).

Topic Papers

Topic papers, produced for the inquiry, are also attached and provide information on the following subjects:

  • Policy Context
  • Evolution and Process
  • Forecasting and Need
  • Selecting the Sites: The Approach Followed in the Plan
  • Selecting the Sites in the Plan: Assessments & Results
  • Choosing the Right Location for a Facility to Treat Wastes from South and West Dorset
  • Waste Processes and Technologies

New Waste Plan

new Waste Plan for Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole has been prepared. It underwent examination in 2018 and the Inspector's report has been received. The new Waste Plan therefore carries material weight and should be taken into consideration for relevant planning applications.

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