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Waste and Minerals Core Strategy

East Sussex and Brighton & Hove
Waste and Minerals Development Framework

Public Consultation on Preferred Strategy will end on Monday, 25 January 2010 (comments to be received by 5pm).

How do I make further comments?
The main Preferred Strategy consultation document and all the supporting documents can be found online at http://consult.eastsussex.gov.uk/portal as well as at your District or Borough Council Office and local library.

If you have any queries please email us at wasteandmineralsdf@eastsussex.gov.uk or telephone either: East Sussex County Council, Waste & Minerals Planning Policy Team on 01273 481846 or Brighton & Hove City Council, Planning Strategy Team on 01273 292505.

You can also submit your views by email to wasteandmineralsdf@eastsussex.gov.uk using our comments form which is available on the website. If you do not have access to a computer you can view paper copies of the document, response form, and Information Papers at Council offices across East Sussex (County/District/Borough), City Direct Offices in Brighton, Hove and Portslade or main libraries across the County and City.

Comments can be sent to us by post or fax to: Transport & Environment Dept., East Sussex County Council, C4 Waste and Minerals Policy (AP), FREEPOST (LW43), Lewes BN7 1BR or Fax: 01273 479040

Friends of The Earth
Alison Walters (Friends of The Earth) urges local residents to take a moment to respond to the Core Waste & Minerals Strategy.

Lewes, Brighton & Hove Friends of the Earth will be putting in a response and we suggest you make these comments:

Points needed to be made
1) The Core Strategy needs to include an overarching vision outlining what a fully sustainable waste system will look like for the area – including details of the carbon footprint for all aspects of this system to ensure that it provides a network of facilities which interact to reduce the carbon impact of the waste management system.

2) The Core Strategy appears to have been developed around the principle that waste will continue to grow all be it at declining rates. Current trend (waste data flow) and national policy (Waste Strategy 2007) direction are not for a reduction in growth but for an absolute reduction in waste. This has implications for the provision of facilities and therefore it is important the Strategy be amended to be in line with this current situation.

3) Under W3 the Strategy talks about driving the management of waste up the waste hierarchy but under the options talks about achieving a balance between composting/recycling and energy recovery which is lower down the hierarchy. It is not a question of balance in this way. The strategy must ensure that materials are managed as high up the hierarchy as possible.

4) The Core Strategy should deliver at minimum the recycling and composting targets set out in the EU Waste Framework Directive (WFD) through a rigorous application of the principle of the Waste Hierarchy, and aim to exceed the targets in the South East Plan across all waste categories where these exceed those set out in the WFD as the minimum amounts.

5) In order to achieve stretch targets as per the WFD and the South East Plan the Core Strategy must look beyond dry materials recycling to food waste collection and composting. It must ensure that policies are in place to facilitate the development of the necessary facilities for dealing with this part of the waste stream to help meet recycling and composting targets.

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