Six West London Boroughs have adopted a plan that sets out how their waste will be managed to 2031.
Six Boroughs and the Old Oak Common and Park Royal Development Corporation have adopted the “West London Waste Plan” (WLWP), which outlines how the boroughs will tackle waste through the planning process.
It aims to support residents and businesses in cutting waste and significantly reducing the amount being sent to landfill.
The plan allows for recycling of household waste to reach at least 60% by 2031. For waste from businesses, the targets are even higher with an expectation that recycling will reach over 70% by 2020.
Councillor Ray Puddifoot, leader of Hillingdon Council – “The plan was examined for over six months by a Planning Inspector who ultimately agreed that the plan forms a sound basis on which to make decisions about how and where waste should be managed in west London”
Hillingdon Council led the production of the plan, working closely with the other five boroughs, which include Brent, Ealing, Harrow, Hounslow, and Richmond upon Thames.
The WLWP identifies sufficient sites to deal with all waste in the plan area and includes policy that will help implement site development and awareness of sustainable waste management, giving priorities to waste reduction, recycling and composting.
Councillor Ray Puddifoot, leader of Hillingdon Council, said: “A lot of work has gone into ensuring that future facilities for managing waste in west London will be developed in a way that brings maximum benefits to our businesses and communities.
“Preparation of the plan has involved extensive consultation with residents and business and will lead to a lot less landfill.
“The plan was examined for over six months by a Planning Inspector who ultimately agreed that the plan forms a sound basis on which to make decisions about how and where waste should be managed in west London.”
Ealing Council leader Julian Bell said: “Specific policies have been included to ensure that effects on climate change will be significantly reduced, and to ensure that the highest standards of design and construction are achieved.
“Pulling together has meant there have been significant costs savings in the production of the plan”