Defra announced that the waste plan for England will be a compilation of existing waste management information and policies. In particular, it will reflect the conclusions of the government review of waste policy in 2011 and developments since the review was published.
Defra – “[The plan will] seek views on whether the plan – when combined with the updated waste planning policy – will fulfil the obligations of Article 28 of the revised Waste Framework Directive as far as England is concerned”
The plan is set to complement the waste planning policy from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) Planning for sustainable waste management, which sets out considerations relating to the location of waste infrastructure.
The content of the proposed plan is determined by the requirements of Article 28 of the Directive.
The revised Waste Framework Directive 2008 (Directive 2008/98/EC) requires member states to produce one or more waste management plans that cover, alone or in combination, the geographical territory of the member state concerned.
Defra has stated that the plan’s purpose is not to introduce new waste management measures, but to “seek views on whether the plan – when combined with the updated waste planning policy – will fulfil the obligations of Article 28 of the revised Waste Framework Directive as far as England is concerned.”
The consultation will run from 15 July to 9 August.
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