Have your say over the future of waste disposal in county

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MEMBERS of the public have six weeks from Monday in which to make their views known over the future of waste disposal before Bucks County Council presents its Minerals and Waste Core Strategy for public examination.

The strategy sets out the council’s vision, objectives and planning policies for future minerals and waste development management up to 2026.

It also identifies Calvert landfill site as a suitable location for a controversial energy from waste incinerator, which has met with opposition from campaign groups and Aylesbury Vale District Council.

The incinerator will be served by transfer stations at High Heavens Waste Complex, High Wycombe, and London Road Depot, Amersham. These will bulk ‘unrecyclable’ waste from Wycombe, South Bucks and Chiltern Districts before transferring it to the incinerator by road. The plan also provides for possible rail waste transfer to move this waste.

Peter Hardy, councillor for transport and planning, said: “This will be the last opportunity for residents to comment on the Core Strategy before it is submitted for public examination. I would like to encourage as many people as possible to take part in this important consultation.”

For minerals, it also aims to establish an area of search in north Bucks to determine the extent of potential sand and gravel deposits, which could contribute to development needs there.

The strategy was approved by full county council at its July meeting. Once the consultation has finished, it will be submitted to the planning inspectorate in November, ahead of a public examination next year.

Residents can have their say online by logging onto www.buckscc.gov.uk/mwcsconsult.