Guides the Council's approach to planning for sustainable waste management in Somerset
Work on a revised Waste Plan has begun.
Waste planning policy is outlined through a range of documents. The main document for Somerset is the Somerset Waste Core Strategy, which was adopted by Somerset County Council in February 2013. It is part of the development framework for Somerset, along with a range of other documents such as the Somerset Minerals Plan, and district and borough local plans.
The Waste Core Strategy guides the County Council’s approach to planning for sustainable waste management in Somerset until the year 2028. It covers all forms of waste including household, commercial, industrial and construction waste.
The Waste Core Strategy sets out the detailed environmental and other criteria against which we judge all applications for waste management facilities.
Download the Somerset Waste Core Strategy.
The Somerset Waste Core Strategy is of interest to anyone wanting to find out about how Somerset’s waste will be managed in the future.
If you are looking for information on recycling or household collections of waste, please visit the Somerset Waste Partnership website a link to which can be found on the right.
In preparing the Waste Core Strategy, a large number of documents were used, written and referred to. Together these documents are known as the evidence base. Key documents from the evidence base which have informed the Waste Core Strategy are listed in the Downloads section.
The Waste Core Strategy is used to determine waste planning applications which are submitted to us by the Development Control team. It was written by the County Council’s (minerals and waste) planning policy team. It is the responsibility of this team to formulate plans guiding how and where all types of waste produced in Somerset will be treated and disposed of. For more information, please contact the team.
We can advise you on the following
Somerset Waste Core Strategy
Somerset Waste Core Strategy adoption statement
Waste Topic Papers – supporting the adopted Waste Core Strategy
1. Waste Management Need to 2028
2. Broad locations for proposed waste facilities
3. Waste Transport
4. Site Waste Management report
5. Commercial and industrial waste survey summary
6. Radioactive waste
7. Low carbon development
8. Strategic Flood Risk Assessment – non technical summary
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