RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES are being encouraged to have their say on a new plan for dealing with waste and minerals in East Sussex, and parts of the South Downs National Park.
Five areas had been identified for landfill/landraise in Lewes and Wealden Districts - but that idea has now been officially scrapped.
The revised Waste and Minerals Plan was due to go to consultation today (October 27) for six weeks after being considered by the three authorities that cover each area.
South Downs National Park Authority approved the plan to go to public consultation at their full meeting on Tuesday, October 25.
This follows approval for the plan to go to consultation from East Sussex County Council and Brighton and Hove City Council.
County Cllr Keith Glaziers said: “We have listened to people’s views on how to deal with waste and minerals in the county and made changes to the proposed policy. We are now asking people to come forward and give us their feedback on the new plan as it’s vital we listen to the views of our residents.
“After consulting on the previous draft, recognising people’s concerns and making our own investigations, we have drawn up this draft plan to avoid the use of landfill or landraise in East Sussex and instead focusing on increasing recycling and recovery of our waste.
“We want to hear people’s opinions about these plans – all the comments we get will be used to help us shape our final policies for managing waste and minerals in East Sussex and Brighton & Hove.“
To view the consultation documents and to have your say visit: http://consult.eastsussex.gov.uk/portal