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Information about what to be considered when designing a new development



Waste and recycling collections are essential services for households, and must be considered when designing a new development or converting an existing property.

Failure to do so can lead to poor services for future residents and could result in objections to planning applications.

We have produced the guidance below to help you ‘plan in’ suitable storage areas to enable ease of use, appropriate access and sufficient space to accommodate the containers specifically used in Somerset’s collections.

Good planning can greatly improve the home’s functionality and aesthetics, making it a more desirable property.

The guidance document includes collection vehicle specification.

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Planning homes with recycling in mind.

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Last reviewed: July 11, 2023 by Jenny

Next review due: January 11, 2024

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