Planners come under fire from waste trade

Provision of waste disposal facilities, including more landfill sites, should be co-ordinated on a self- sufficient regional basis, the waste management industry has told the government. This would avoid planning delays caused by the lack of any central guidance on planning policy for waste disposal sites. The Environmental Services Association last week warned planning minister […]

Provision of waste disposal facilities, including more landfill sites, should be co-ordinated on a self- sufficient regional basis, the waste management industry has told the government.

This would avoid planning delays caused by the lack of any central guidance on planning policy for waste disposal sites.

The Environmental Services Association last week warned planning minister Richard Caborn that landfill sites in some areas were nearly full, leading to more waste being moved by road.

The association urged him to issue guidelines to local authorities well before his White Paper on waste is due at the end of 1999.