Decision details

JOINT Merseyside waste development plan document - spatial strategy and sites report - Wirral response

Decision Maker: Cabinet, Council

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Cabinet consideration of Preferred Options for public consultation.


The Deputy Chief Executive/Director of Corporate Services advised members that the Council was a partner in the preparation of a Joint Merseyside Waste Development Plan Document with the Councils for Liverpool, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens and Halton.  A Spatial Strategy and Sites Report had been published for public consultation and comments had to be submitted by 9 January 2009.


The report considered the Council’s formal response to the emerging strategy, to the ten sites in Wirral which had been suggested as suitable for new waste management facilities and to the six sites that had been identified as part of a list of sites to be investigated for their potential to accommodate landfill or land-raising.


The report recommended that the suggested answers to the consultation questions, shown marked by a box and numbered under Recommendations 1 to 13, be endorsed as the Council’s formal response to the Spatial Strategy and Sites Report.


An extract of a petition containing 188 signatories objecting to the designation of Irby quarry as a site for landfill was circulated to the Cabinet.


The Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Corporate Services referred to a public meeting that held been held the previous evening to discuss the matter.


The Leader of the Council referred to the consultation exercise that had been undertaken and the material available on the Council’s website.  He requested that consideration be given to producing a press release on this matter.


The Deputy Leader of the Council indicated that the Council was a consultee in this matter rather than the decision-maker.

Resolved - That recommendations 1 to 13 be endorsed as the Council’s formal response to the Spatial Strategy and Sites Report.


Publication date: 18/12/2008

Date of decision: 10/12/2008

Decided at meeting: 10/12/2008 - Cabinet

Effective from: 30/12/2008

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