In January 2011, the Council published the Waste Management DPD: Preferred Approach for public consultation, for a period of 10 weeks. The Council received over 300 formal representations on the document, while the comments related to a range of matters in the consultation document, a significant number of comments were received to the proposed shortlisted sites. The Council considered the comments on the site assessment methodology and proposed a number of changes. It then re assessed all the sites again including the new sites put to the Council as part of the preferred approach consultation. This resulted in a revised short list of sites, which retained some sites a previously proposed but also the addition some different sites. The comments received during the public consultation have been documented within the Summary of Representations.
Due to the significant change it is important that the revised sites were subject to public consultation before the Council moves to the next stage of the statutory process. This has ensured a robust engagement process has been undertaken prior to the submission to examination.
The shortlist of potential waste management sites proposed is the following:
Site 1 – Princeroyd Way, Ingleby Road, Bradford
Site 11- Ripley Road, Bowling
Site 31 – Hollingwood Lane, Paradise Green
Site 35 – Staithgate Lane, Odsal
Site 48 – Staithgate Lane, Odsal
Site 78 – Aire Valley Road, Worth Village, Keighley
Site 92 – Bowling Back Lane HWS
Site 104 – Merrydale Road, Euroway
Site 121 – Steel Stock and Scrapholders, Birkshall Lane
The detailed site assessment report was also updated and has been published as a background document as part of the consultation.
Public Consultation took place on the Waste Management DPD: Preferred Approach – Revised Chapter 5 from Monday 10th October – Monday 19th December, with the following ‘Drop-in’ events organised for local residents and community groups:
- Monday 31st October – St Wilfrid’s Church Hall, St Wilfrid’s Road, BD7 2LU
- Tuesday 1st November – Richard Dunn Centre, Rooley Avenue, Odsal, BD6 1EZ
- Tuesday 8th November – Pop - Up Shop, Centenary Square, BD1 1SD
- Monday 7th November – New Hey Road Methodist Church, New Hey Road, Bowling, BD4 7HY
- Wednesday 9th November – Marley Stadium, Aireworth Road, Keighley, BD21 4DB
- Thursday 10th November – Tetley Street Church, Legrams Lane, BD7 2AA
All ‘Drop-in’ events took place between the hours of 4pm – 7pm.