The Review of the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Joint Waste Local Plan 2010 - 2026
New regulations which came into effect on 6 April 2018 require us to review our waste and minerals local plans every 5 years starting from the date of adoption. The Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Joint Waste Local Plan 2010 - 2026 (the Waste Local Plan) was adopted in March 2013.
A First review has been undertaken jointly with Stoke-on-Trent City Council to consider whether there is no need to update the Waste Local Plan policies or whether a full or partial review is required.
A First Review Document and Appendices was completed in December 2018 which provides our assessment of how well our waste planning policies have been performing.
A report was considered by February Planning Committee (Item 5) and the Cabinet on 20 February (Item 9). Both endorsed the conclusions of the First Review of the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Joint Waste Local Plan. Full Council on 21 March 2019 (Item 59a) then resolved that the conclusions be accepted that there is no need to revise our Waste Local Plan at this time and it can continue to carry weight in the determination of planning applications for waste developments. Officers at the City Council also sought formal sign off of the conclusions of the review document at their Cabinet on 26 February 2019.