Presentation on theme: "West of England Joint Waste Core Strategy Preferred Options Allan Davies Planning Policy Officer North Somerset Council West of England Partnership Office."— Presentation transcript:
West of England Joint Waste Core Strategy Preferred Options Allan Davies Planning Policy Officer North Somerset Council West of England Partnership Office Strategic Planning and Economic Development Policy and Scrutiny Panel 1 July 2008
Regional Spatial Strategy Two Challenges: for private industry to develop and install new technology to deal with waste in innovative ways for the waste planning authorities to find sites for new waste treatment facilities away from landfill
Regional Spatial Strategy Indicative Waste Management Capacity Apportionments for Municipal and Commercial and Industrial Wastes (‘000 tonnes) Year201020132020 Recycling / compost 630665735 Recovery / treatment 260585-600760-775 Landfill855460-480245-265 Source: draft Regional Spatial Strategy, Appendix 2, South West Regional Assembly
Phase 1: Immediate and ongoing Waste reduction and source segregation. Phase 2: Starting in 2008/09, a treatment designed to meet the imminent Landfill Allowance Trading Scheme penalties. Phase 3: A residual waste treatment facility with capacity of 160,000 tonnes per annum to meet Landfill Allowance Trading Scheme diversion targets to 2020. The aim is that this facility would be operational by 2015. Phase 4: Longer- term treatment – beyond 2020. Procurement would commence once Phase 3 is implemented. Joint Waste Management Strategy
Joint Waste Core Strategy By 2026, in the West of England there will be: less waste going to landfill; an integrated network of waste management facilities to meet identified residual waste needs; Less waste miles; and Substantial self-sufficiency VISION
Joint Waste Core Strategy Waste Minimisation Waste Audits Recycling and Composting Inert waste recycling facilities Non-inert material recycling / waste transfer facilities Household waste recycling centres Open windrow and in-vessel composting facilities
Joint Waste Core Strategy Recovery Identification of suitable sites at North West Bristol, elsewhere in Bristol, Weston-super-Mare, Keynsham and Yate for the delivery of recovery facilities. Landfill (a) Inert waste facilities – Provision to be made by each Council for their area. (b) Non-inert waste facilities – Requirement for non-inert (biodegradable) landfill / landraise capacity to replace existing facilities as they close, up to maximum capacity of 265,000 tonnes per annum. (c) Hazardous waste – No facilities required
Joint Waste Core Strategy Strategic Recovery Facilities include: 1. Thermal, MBT / AD treatments (over 50,000 tonnes per annum) 2. Composting (over 30,000 tonnes per annum) 3. Strategic bulking, sorting and transfer facilities The Plan does not give a preference for a specific type of technology
Joint Waste Core Strategy Strategic Recovery Facilities: Search for Sites 1. Consultation on Location Criteria 2. “Call for Sites” 3. “Long” List to “Short” List 4. General Areas (Table 3) 5. Potential Strategic Waste Management Sites (Table 6)
Joint Waste Core Strategy Option C: Indicative Capacity Assumptions Site Location Site Capacity (tonnes per annum) North West Bristol 390,000 Inner / South / East Bristol 60,000 Weston-super-Mare 100,000 Keynsham 150,000 Yate100,000
Joint Waste Core Strategy 1.Option A does not provide sufficient flexibility, or provide for the consultation preference for a more dispersed pattern of infrastructure. 2.Options B and C would be in general conformity with the draft Regional Spatial Strategy. 3.Option B is the highly dispersed option. It is likely to be more difficult to deliver due to increased level of resources required to provide eight separate facilities, with no economies of scale. Why is Option C the Preferred Option?
Joint Waste Core Strategy Sustainability Appraisal identifies Option C as providing the greatest sustainability benefits. Option C: is deliverable and would provide the required strategic waste management infrastructure; provides more opportunities for commercial sector; minimises waste transport, energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and other emissions from waste transport; and requires fewer sites than Option B and captures other benefits derived from economies of scale. Why is Option C the Preferred Option?
Joint Waste Core Strategy Landfill / Landraise Capacity Study Phase 1 1. Review existing inert Landfill sites and potential for expansion 2. Assess potential Landfill / Landraise locations 3. Identify Areas of Search to be included in Preferred Options Consultation Document
Joint Waste Core Strategy 1.Recognise continuing need for landfill / landraise 2.Recognise that there is limited existing capacity and limited potential capacity for landfill / landraise within the West of England 3.Re-consider a policy of continuing to export a proportion of non-hazardous waste, with consequent implications for waste treatment facilities 4.Identify limited Areas of Search and adopt criteria-based approach A Way Forward for Landfill / Landraise
Joint Waste Core Strategy: Next Steps Project Board Meeting 17 June 2008 Joint Overview and Scrutiny Review Meeting 11 July 2008 UA Scrutiny Meetings 1 July – 24 July 2008 West of England Planning, Housing and Communities Programme Board Meeting Mid September 2008 UA Executive / Cabinet Meetings October 2008 Consultation Period End of November 2008 – end of January 2009