DEV33 - Waste Management

The Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan is now at the public examination stage. Keep up to date with what's happening on our Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan: Examination page.

The LPAs will support the implementation of the following waste management hierarchy: Prevention; Preparing for reuse; Recycling; Other recovery; Disposal. This will be achieved through the following provisions:

1.     New developments should have regard to the operational needs of the relevant waste collection authorities in their design and access arrangements.

2.     New developments should provide integrated facilities for the storage of recyclable and non-recyclable waste.

3.     All planning applications for major development will be required to include a site waste management plan demonstrating how the demolition, construction and operational phases of the development will minimise the generation of waste.

4.     Encouragement will be given to the reuse and recycling of construction and demolition waste in the city, together with other suitable alternative secondary aggregates, in delivering regeneration and infrastructure projects that support the delivery of Plymouth's growth vision.

5.     Within the Plymouth administrative area, where Plymouth City Council is the statutory waste planning authority, proposals for new waste management facilities, or extensions and amendments to existing facilities, will need to demonstrate that:

i.      There is a need for the facility and that there are no other appropriate and more suitable facilities for waste management in a reasonable proximity.

ii.     The proposals are compatible with the objective of moving the management of waste up the waste hierarchy. Landfill of waste arisings will not be supported in Plymouth.

iii.    The proposals will not result in unacceptable direct or indirect impacts on the residential amenity of existing or proposed communities, or unacceptable impacts on the amenity of other neighbouring uses that would be sensitive to waste management development.

iv.    There is good access to the principal road network. Where practicable, they should have access to a choice of transport modes other than road.