Emerging Waste Local Plan for Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire County Council is preparing a new countywide Waste Local Plan. The ambition is for the county’s waste resources to be handled sustainably and in an increasingly efficient and effective way. Our response to managing our waste should also meaningfully contribute to tackling wider land-use challenges facing Gloucestershire over the coming decade and beyond such as climate change.

In preparing the new plan, the County Council must comply with planning legislation relating to co-operation with other organisations on strategic matters. This is known as the ‘Duty to Co-operate’.

To help identify and ensure that strategic matters that arise during plan-making for waste are responded to, the County Council has decided to produce a Duty to Co-operate Scoping Paper. This document will set out the strategic waste-related matters that will likely need to be discussed; which organisations will be involved in future discussions; and how efforts to work collaboratively will be carried out and then recorded.

A public consultation took place with a draft version of scoping paper towards the end of 2021.The County Council are now reviewing the consultation responses that were received before finalising the scoping paper. A consultation review report will be published alongside the final Duty to Co-operate Scoping Paper during 2022.

The consultation version of the Waste Local Plan Duty to Co-operate Scoping Paper, can still be viewed and downloaded below. However, please be aware that the County Council are not seeking any further consultation representations regarding this matter at this time.  

A copy of the draft document can be viewed below:


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