Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of MRW, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Local waste plan that includes incinerator proposal adopted

The East Sussex and Brighton & Hove Waste Local Plan will be adopted without any further modifications to those advertised on February 10, 2005.

Both councils will publish a statutory notice advertising their adoption of the Waste Local Plan on Friday.

The 10-year plan sets out the councils’ strategies for dealing with the area’s waste, which includes the controversial proposals for an energy-from-waste (EfW) plant at Newhaven.

Though there are no further consultation phases, within six-weeks of this notice, aggrieved persons can challenge the waste plan on certain grounds. But Government guidance recommends people wishing to take such action seek legal advice beforehand.

Its validity can be questioned on the grounds that it is not within the powers conferred by Part II of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 or that any requirement of that Act or any regulation made under it has not been complied with in the relation to the adoption of the plan.

Text of the adopted Waste Local Plan is available for inspection from 15 locations around East Sussex and Brighton & Hove and all libraries, as well as both councils’ websites.

The councils are still currently assessing the planning application for the Newhaven EfW plant, following the public consultation earlier this year. According to an East Sussex County Council spokeswoman, the report on Newhaven is not expected to go to the planning committee for “quite some time”.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.