Waste planning policy 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.