Waste minimisation in development projects (SPD)

Supplementary planning document providing guidance on how waste, generated during the construction and occupation of new developments, can be effectively minimised with smarter use of construction materials and increased recycling

SPD support core policy WCS2 - Waste Reduction from the Adopted Gloucestershire Waste Core Strategy and is a material consideration in determining planning applications throughout Gloucestershire.

Waste Minimisation means not producing waste in the first place. It also means reducing the quantity of waste that requires processing and/or disposal. The aspiration of the SPD is to divert 100% of all constructionand demolition waste away from landfill. Any persons undertaking building work(including refurbishments and renovations) need to consider the principles of waste minimisation.

The SPD sets out two approaches to Waste Minimisation:

  1. Those applying for major developments are required to submit a Waste Minimisation Statement to accompany their application.
  2. Planning application for all other developments need to abide by the principles of Waste Minimisation as set out in the Minor Development Leaflet.

The implementation of the SPD will largely fall with the District Planning Authorities and in particular development control officers through determination of planning applications. To recognise this, the SPD has been prepared in partnership with all of Gloucestershire's six District Councils.

 

Adopted Waste Minimisation in Development Projects SPD

Pre-production work on the SPD began in September 2005. An expert group was convened in September 2005 to discuss what matters should be included in the document. The minutes for the expert group meeting can be viewed in the Download section of this page.An informal draft version of the SPD was then produced from the outcomes of the expert group and this was open to public consultation during October - December 2005. The responses received were considered and amendments made to the SPD. Consultation on the formal Draft Waste Minimisation SPD ended on 7th June 2006. We adopted the SPD in September 2006.

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