Cabinet Member for Economic Growth
“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.