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Councillors are set to consider the preparation of a Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Minerals and Waste Plan at the Economy and Environment Committee being held on 10 August.


A report to the committee asks them to agree to the preparation of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Minerals and Waste Local Plan; and the Cambridgeshire Minerals and Waste Development Scheme which will set the timetable for plan.


Cambridgeshire County Council has a statutory duty to prepare this type of plan, which makes sure that there is enough resource available to enable development to take place, as well as capacity to deal with all types of waste that needs managing for new and existing communities.


The new plan, which would be produced jointly with Peterborough City Council, will take around three years to complete and would look ahead to 2036.


Cambridgeshire County Council’s Chair of the Economy and Environment Committee, Councillor Ian Bates said ‘’The Government sets out the process under which this new plan would be prepared and there would be plenty of opportunity for Cambridgeshire residents and interested parties to have their say. We’ll be considering the proposal to undertake this work whilst having regard to the significant growth that is planned for our area. This will require minerals, and it will also give rise to more waste that will need to be managed.’’ 

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