CHESHIRE West and Chester Council is nearing completion of a study that will influence future waste management development in the borough during the next 20 years.
The Waste Needs Assessment Study considers the type and quantity of waste that will be produced in the area and what facilities are needed. The study also takes into account facilities that already exist or have planning permission.
It will be used to inform new planning policies for Cheshire West and Chester in the Local Development Framework, that will replace the current Cheshire Replacement Waste Local Plan.
In the meantime, the report, which is to be presented at the council’s Local Development Panel in the summer, will also be used by the authority when considering its response to proposed waste developments.
Cllr Mark Stocks, chairman of the Local Development Framework Panel, said: “This is a key piece of work that will give the council robust research and analysis about the type and amount of waste facilities we need in the area.
“We know that numerous local residents have expressed their grave concerns that too many waste facilities are being promoted by developers in the area with possible significant waste volumes being imported from outside the borough. This is unsustainable.”