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The landscape of Waste Planning is once again in a state of flux, with a number of new or updated policy and guidance documents being released or replaced in 2013. Consultation on the draft updated national waste planning policy: Planning for sustainable waste management, revocation of Regional Strategies across the country and the release of the long awaited National Waste Management Plan have sparked the interest of waste planners across the country.
As Local Authorities try to get to grips with the changes and new guidance and planning consultants attempt to provide support, outcomes from Local Plan examinations and decisions at Planning Inquiries seem to confirm the difficulties of the waste planning sector at this time.
The Government’s localism agenda and specifically the duty to cooperate have resulted in action from many local authorities in relation to the challenging, borderless nature of waste arisings. Numerous interests, keen to exploit the opportunities available, are closely following the impact of these recent changes. A key question is whether this action will be effective in delivering waste infrastructure in the best locations to meet the needs of businesses and communities. With increasing focus on achieving a zero waste economy and decoupling economic growth from waste growth, the agenda will include practical examples of the role of waste planners in delivering these long term aims.
This Briefing & Workshop will provide delegates with the opportunity to discuss these challenges and possible solutions with key government officials, including PINS, the waste industry and waste planning sectors.
1. Understand the policy implications arising from the National Waste Management Plan,
2. Appreciate the impact of changes to waste planning stemming from the release of the updated national waste planning policy and the longer term implications of Regional Strategy revocation;.
3. Appreciate the role of waste planners in developing sound policies and bringing forward waste developments in relation to recent waste planning examination and inquiry processes;
4. Understand the implications of recent decisions in the courts;
5. Learn from the experience of others on recent plan preparation issues and waste management challenges
9.00 Registration and coffee
9.30 Welcome and introduction by the Chair
Alethea Evans, Senior Minerals and Waste Planner, West Sussex County Council
9.40 DCLG update
Mark Plummer, Team Leader - Minerals and Waste Planning, Communities and Local Government
10.30 The Waste Local Plan Examination-Improve your chance of passing!
Brian Cook, Senior Planning Inspector, Planning Inspectorate
11.20 Coffee and networking
11.40 Legal update
Mark Lowe QC and Michael Bedford, Cornerstone Barristers
12.30 Panel discussion
2.00 Anaerobic Digestion
Richard Gueterbock, Director, Clearfleau Limited
2.40 The practicalities of planning for zero landfill
Ian Blake, Partner, BPP Consulting
3.20 Regional waste plans
Deborah Sacks, Principal, Sacks Consulting
4.00 Panel discussion
4.20 Conclusion by the Chair
'Topical, good presenters with a variety of backgrounds and presentation topics'
'A good range of subjects covered to give a good range between national and local'
'This was a very good conference for updating knowledge and debating current issues'
'Very informative of the current issues up for debate in waste management and planning'
'Excellent conference and venue'
'An excellent day with good speakers who knew their subjects'
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