Updating policy direction to enable waste facilities to move up the waste hierarchy through the introduction of a Waste Planning Assessment (WPA).
8. The consultation document requires responses regarding the following points;
1. Do you agree that the draft planning policy (PPW & TAN21), as proposed, make clear how planning policy interacts with the waste objectives, priorities and targets?
2a. Do you agree that the draft planning policy, as proposed, will be effective in identifying suitable locations for mixed municipal waste disposal and recovery operations?
2b. Do you agree that the draft planning policy, as proposed, will be effective in facilitating the delivery of an adequate and integrated network of mixed municipal waste infrastructure?
3. Do you agree that the revised TAN21 provides clear guidance on how local planning authorities can consider the provision of all types of waste infrastructure and facilities in a period in which the capture and management of waste is evolving?
4a. Do you agree with the proposal to retain a minimum level of landfill capacity and void in each region (N, SW & SE) relative to a specified trigger point?
4b. Do you agree that this trigger should be based upon a number of years of void space? If not what should be used instead?
4c. how many years [6, 8, or 10] of void space capacity do you consider to be the most appropriate trigger point?
5. Do you agree with the proposals on the production of Annual Monitoring Reports to be produced by Local Planning Authorities in conjunction with Natural Resources Wales?
6. Do you agree that the Waste Planning Assessment will assist Local Planning Authorities to identify how the proposed development will contribute towards meeting Wales’ objectives for waste, as set out in the Revised Waste Framework Directive, Towards Zero Waste, and the CIM Sector Plan?
7. What further guidance, if any, would you like to see in the draft planning policy, as proposed?
The proposed response to the consultation is at Appendix A.
Resource Implications (Financial and Employment)
9. Whilst there is no resource implications imposed at this stage, there could be an increased requirement in resources as a result of the need to produce annual monitoring reports This is likely to add to existing workloads within the Development Services Directorate.
Sustainability and Climate Change Implications
10. The proposed changes to PPW and TAN 21 (Waste) will help to realise the Welsh Government’s ‘Towards Zero Waste’ objectives which will have a level of sustainable benefits, primarily environmental.
Legal Implications (to Include Human Rights Implications)
11. Once formalised, the updated Planning Policy Wales and the new TAN 21 (Waste) will inform Local Planning Authorities in the preparation of its Local Development Plan, supplementary planning guidance and development briefs. It will also be a material consideration in the determination of planning applications and appeals.
Crime and Disorder Implications
12. None at this stage
Equal Opportunities Implications (to include Welsh Language issues)
13. None at this stage
14. Corporate objective ‘E1’ states that the Council will ‘Work with a range of partners to provide appropriate residual waste and recycling collection treatment and disposal services and achieve the national recycling target of 58%. (2015/16)’
15. The proposed changes to PPW and TAN 21 (Waste) will assist the Council in meeting its objectives by providing a positive effect on the Council’s Corporate Plan (2013-2017) core value of ‘promoting sustainability’ by reducing negative environmental impacts and helping the Vale’s citizens to live further within environmental limits.
Policy Framework and Budget
16. This report is a matter for Executive decision.
Consultation (including Ward Member Consultation)
17. No ward Member consultation has been undertaken as the report has implications for the Vale of Glamorgan as a whole rather than specific wards.
Relevant Scrutiny Committee
18. Economy and Environment
Planning Policy Wales 5th Edition (November 2012)
Technical Advice Note 21 – Waste (2001)
Daniel Mohamed – Tel: 01446 704 610
Operational Manager Legal - Committee Reports
Operational Manager Development Management and Building Services
Operational Manager Director's Office - Visible and Housing Services
Rob Thomas - Director of Development Service