This consultation ended 13 June 2013.
Details of outcome
We want your views on our proposed changes to national planning policy to help deliver waste infrastructure in Wales.
The main changes being proposed are:
- Acknowledging that waste policy targets and drivers have evolved and consequently the Regional Waste Plans which are based upon land take are now outdated and should be revoked.
- Introducing a requirement for data collection monitoring and annual reports. These can be used as evidence to support development plans and planning decisions.
- Introducing a requirement to keep a minimum amount of landfill capacity in each region (North, South West and South East) relative to a trigger point (the level for this trigger point is part of this consultation). Hitting the trigger will result in a site search and selection process to identify suitable locations for landfill.
- Updating policy direction to enable waste facilities to move up the waste hierarchy through the introduction of a Waste Planning Assessment (WPA).