We are responsible for determining planning applications for waste related developments such as landfill, waste processing and treatment, and recycling in Somerset.  We also monitor the sites regularly, and take enforcement action when appropriate.

Anyone can submit a waste related planning application. However due to the complexity of the information required we recommend that a planning agent is used to submit waste applications.

Your application must be submitted on the National Planning Application Forms (1APP). You can submit the form by post or online from the Planning Portal website and this must be accompanied by the information required by the Validation of Planning Applications document, which can be found in Downloads. We encourage you to read our Planning Control Pre-application Advice Protocol before submitting an application. The Protocol sets out the benefits of seeking pre-application advice, what you can expect from us during the process, and what we expect from you.

Applicants must also submit a completed certificate under Section 65 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 with their application. A notice under Article 11 of the Act may also be required if the owner of the land (or any part of the land) included in the application are not known. This notice must be published in a local newspaper circulating in the locality in which the application is situated.