Waste Local Plan Initial Consultation

Hertfordshire County Council, as Waste Planning Authority for Hertfordshire, is seeking the views of all interested parties on the way forward for waste planning in the county.

This Initial Consultation document is the first consultation that Hertfordshire County Council has published during the process of reviewing the county’s existing Waste Local Plan (WLP).

The existing Waste Local Plan comprises of two documents:

1) Waste Core Strategy and Development Management Policies document
    (adopted November 2012); and
2) Waste Site Allocations document (adopted July 2014).

In addition, a third document, the Employment Land Areas of Search Supplementary Planning Document (adopted November 2015), was published to provide extra guidance for waste-related development.

This Initial Consultation document sets out the issues and potential options for the matters that will be addressed in the reviewed WLP which, once adopted, will replace the three waste planning documents for Hertfordshire. It will set out the overall approach to waste planning in the county and be used by county council officers when determining planning applications.

Responding to the consultation

The county council would like as wide a response as possible to this initial consultation. This is an important opportunity to tell the council your views on planning for waste management in Hertfordshire, and is an opportunity to comment on the suggested policies in preparation for the draft Waste Local Plan.

The Plan, response forms and supporting documents are available to view online (http://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/wastereview), or in hard copy during normal office hours at all county libraries, public deposit points and district and borough council offices. Please contact them for opening hours.

Responses can be submitted either through the county council’s online consultation portal (Objective) or by sending completed response forms, available online or from the consultation portal, to us either by email or letter.

A full list of options for responding to this consultation is set out below:

Online Consultation Portal: http://hertscc-consult.objective.co.uk/portal

Email response forms: waste.planning@hertfordshire.gov.uk

Address for printed forms:

Minerals and Waste Policy Team,
Spatial Planning and Economy Unit (CHN216)
Hertfordshire County Council
County Hall
Pegs Lane
SG13 8DN

Phone no. for queries: 0300 123 4040

The Initial Consultation is being published for an eight-week period starting at 9am on 5 February 2018 and ending at 5pm on 30 March 2018. Please ensure your responses reach us by the closing date.


Yours faithfully,

Julie Greaves


Julie Greaves
Minerals and Waste Policy Manager
Spatial Planning and Economy Unit
Environment Department
CHN 216
County Hall
SG13 8DN