Joint Waste Core Strategy

The four authorities in the West of England worked together to produce a Joint Waste Core Strategy to set out policies, which will help planners make decisions about where major waste facilities should be located.

The Secretary of State  appointed Mr Andrew A Freeman BSc (Hons) DipTP DipEM FRTPI FCIHT MIEnvSc, of the Planning Inspectorate, to carry out an independent Examination into the compliance and soundness of the Joint Waste Core Strategy.

The Inspector has found the West of England JWCS 'Sound' subject to a number of word changes.  These changes were either put forward by the Partnership, on behalf of the four unitary authorities, when the JWCS  was formally submitted, or were settled during the examination process, at times in conjuction with third parties.

The Inspectors binding report is available to download here.

The proposed changes are available to download here:
 - Appendix A
 - Appendix B

The JWCS now needs to be formally adopted by each of the four unitary authorities in the Partnership area.

The JWCS as intended to be adopted is available to download here.

Further information on the JWCS Examination is available by clicking here.

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