County adopts 15-year waste plan despite worries
A CALL to rip up the plan which outlines how Shire Hall bosses will deal with the county's waste over the next 15 years has been rebuffed.
Opposition councillors asked their Tory peers to agree to look again at the numbers, particularly waste disposal levels, which underpin the county council's waste core strategy.
But the Conservative majority refused, partly on the grounds doing so would mean having to start the document all over again at a meeting of the full council held in Gloucester today.
The strategy sets out how the council will minimise waste, increase recycling and treat the county's residual waste in the future.
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Mark Hawthorne, leader of the council, rubbished the idea of starting again.
He said: "If we did choose to do this and rip up the WCS we would have to do everything all over again."
Councillors voted In favour of adopting the strategy.