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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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Guidance for developers

Planning homes with recycling in mind.

PDF, 12.6MB

Last reviewed: January 30, 2024 by Neil

Next review due: July 30, 2024

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