Council’s plans to manage waste in the South Downs National Park

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COMMENTS are currently being invited by West Sussex Council over its plans to deal with waste in the South Downs National Park area.

The council and the South Downs National Park Authority are set to invite representations from members of the public and the authorities’ partners over its Draft West Sussex Waste Local Plan.

The Plan is close to completion following consultation over

the summer and now people will be asked to comment on the plan’s soundness and legal compliance between now and January 11.

The Proposed Submission Draft Waste Local Plan sets out a vision to 2031 and seeks to provide sufficient capacity for waste management while ensuring that communities, the environment, the economy and the special character of West Sussex are protected.

It has been published before its submission to the Secretary of State.This, says the county council, is to allow for representations to be made on the plan, which will be considered by an independent Planning Inspector alongside the submitted plan at a future public examination.

West Sussex County Council’sdeputy leader Lionel Barnard said: “This is a vitally important document to ensure that the special character of West Sussex is protected.

“We therefore need to be certain that it is sound, so we would ask groups and individuals to consider what the plan says about their area.”

South Downs National Park Authority Planning Committee Chairman Andrew Shaxson said: “We believe the plan will ensure that waste is

managed in a way that protects the special qualities of the South Downs National Park.”

A consultation summary has been produced to explain changes made to the Plan in response to comments received during the consultation and it

is available along with the Plan on the website www.westsussex.gov.uk/your_council/strategies_policies_and_publi/policies/minerals_and_waste_policy/waste_local_plan.aspx”>website</