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West London Waste Plan

In August 2013, BPP Consulting was commissioned to support six west London boroughs with the preparation of their Waste Local Plan.

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Kent Minerals & Waste Local Plan

In December 2014 BPP Consulting was commissioned to support Kent County Council with the Minerals & Waste Local Plan that had been submitted for examination prior to the lead officer taking early retirement.

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West Sussex Waste Local Plan

In Spring 2012, BPP Consulting was appointed to support West Sussex County Council (WSCC) in the preparation of their Waste Local Plan.

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West Sussex Waste Local Plan – Consultation Programme

BPP Consulting completed a commission from West Sussex County Council to provide support in preparing the West Sussex Waste Local Plan.

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West Sussex Minerals Local Plan

Commissioned in June 2015, BPP Consulting was asked to provide support to ensure that a Draft Minerals Local Plan and accompanying Sustainability Appraisal was completed by December 2015.

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Gloucestershire County Council - Javelin Park Energy from Waste Facility

In 2012, Gloucestershire County Council received a planning application for a large energy-from-waste facility, proposed for land at Javelin Park just off the M5.

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East Sussex South Downs and Brighton & Hove Waste and Minerals Plan

In March 2012 Ian Blake lead on a contract with East Sussex County Council (ESCC) to project manage the preparation of the East Sussex, South Downs and Brighton & Hove Waste and Minerals Plan.

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Essex Industrial Estates Project

BPP Consulting were commissioned by Essex County Council to prepare an evidence base report which provided an understanding of the practical and deliverability constraints associated with the location.

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Improving Waste Management in Flatted Properties in London -– London Waste and Recycling Board

London has a target of 50% recycling or composting of household collected waste by 2020, as reflected in the Mayor of London’s Municipal Waste Management Strategy and the London Plan.

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AD Facility Planning Feasibility Assessment

BPP Consulting undertook an initial appraisal of a site identified by a developer as the potential location for an anaerobic digestion facility.

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EIA of a proposed Holiday Park development

BPP Consulting was part of the team preparing an Environmental Statement that accompanied the application for development of a holiday park.

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East Sussex South Downs and Brighton & Hove Waste and Minerals Plan

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East Sussex South Downs and Brighton & Hove Waste and Minerals Plan

East Sussex South Downs and Brighton & Hove Waste and Minerals Plan

Local Plan Support – Waste and Minerals Local Plan

In March 2012 Ian Blake lead on a contract with East Sussex County Council (ESCC) to project manage the preparation of the East Sussex, South Downs and Brighton & Hove Waste and Minerals Plan.

The contract required ensuring that the plan-making regulations were complied with and deadlines were met. This commission built on Ian’s experience of being the Project Manager for the Plan from its inception. In this role, Ian was responsible for ensuring preparation of the entire Plan’s content including sections containing strategic, over-arching and development management policies, as well as sections concerned with implementation and monitoring. This involved commissioning evidence, site selection studies and the Sustainability Appraisal and required scrutiny of outputs to ensure quality and delivery requirements were met.

Preparation of this Plan included the gathering of evidence to undepin its policies, including site selection. In project managing the Plan, Ian identified and prepared processes needed to ensure its successful passage through all of these stages. Ian guided and provided input to the work of a joint project team made of planners from ESCC, Brighton & Hove City Council (B&HCC) and the South Downs National Park Authority. Ian also convened a ‘Joint Project Management Group’ of managers from each authority, which included preparation of reports setting out progress against the programme and budget. This helped maintain the strength of the partnership by providing an opportunity for the Authorities to make decisions on issues that needed joint resolution. Feedback from one of the managers on the group (Claire Potts) was as follows: “One of the best things has been the management group meetings, they’ve been really effective. We could sit down and go through set agenda and helps to keep informed of what is happening and opportunity to discuss more strategic issues. We were working as a team. Any areas of disagreement were discussed openly". Ian also reported to a joint Project Board of senior managers. A particular challenge was the need to obtain Member agreement, which involved briefings as well as formal reporting to the three authorities. This required navigation of the differing electoral cycles of ESCC and B&HCC. It should be noted that an early consultation draft of the Plan proved to be highly controversial and so appropriate evidence was gathered to underpin a change in direction to satisfy Member concerns. This included a programme of engagement with authorities to where waste could be exported to ensure compliance with the Duty to Cooperate. This was especially important, as the revised approach did not propose the development any new landfill capacity and relied on export to landfill in the short term. More information about the process can be found in an article in the June 2013 edition of Waste Planning and in a Planning Advisory Service case study.

The Plan was found sound in February 2013.

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