County planners target recycling and minerals to meet national policy

Written by: Jez Abbott
Published on: 29 Jul 2015
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Quarry near Nuneaton, WarwickshireA county council planning team is sharpening its focus on waste to meet changes in national policy that throw greater emphasis on reuse and recycling.

Warwickshire County Council principal planner Ian Grace told Planning: “The post holder will be working in mainstream development management involving processing applications for minerals and waste developments across the whole county.

“It's fair to say our waste activities are fairly buoyant as they are are encouraged by the national recycling and reuse agenda. Much of this is shaped by the National Planning Policy for Waste.

“This is pretty much a restatement of previous planning policy guidance and statements, but with a few interesting additions.

“They include the requirement for waste activities to 'contribute positively' to the areas in which they take place.” 

The council looking to recruit an assistant planner to join its planning and development team in the authority's communities group to focus on minerals and waste.

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