Decision details

Report on the First Review of the Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent Joint Waste Local Plan (2010 - 2026)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This is the first Statutory 5-Year Review of our Joint Waste Local Plan and provides an assessment of how well our waste planning policies have been performing and explains how we have reached the conclusion that the Plan does not need to be revised at this time. The Regulations require us to publish the reasons for this decision. Cabinet and Full Council are therefore recommended to accept the conclusions and to endorse the Plan for the period 2018 – 2023*. (*Note the same recommendation is being taken to Members at Stoke-on-Trent City Council). A second review of the Waste Local Plan will be required before March 2023 (i.e. 10 years from adoption), unless an earlier review is deemed necessary.


“We have reviewed our Waste Local Plan for the first time and we are satisfied that there is no need to change it. The Plan is performing well in delivering both new waste management facilities and new capacity to recycle and treat waste.


Planning policies have resulted in sites operating to higher environmental standards, while there is a significant reduction in the amount of waste, particularly household waste, sent to landfill.


Finally, the Plan is also bringing economic benefits to the area as new jobs are created in the waste recovery field.”


Mark Winnington, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth


Reasons for the Decision Regulations require the Council to complete a review of its waste and minerals local plans every 5 years, starting from the date of adoption of the local plan.


Decision – That the conclusions of the First Review of the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Joint Waste Local Plan (2010 – 2026), that there is no need to revise our Waste Local Plan at this time, be endorsed so that it can continue to carry weight in the determination of planning applications for waste development.

Report author: Julie Castree-Denton

Publication date: 21/02/2019

Date of decision: 20/02/2019

Decided at meeting: 20/02/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 27/02/2019

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