Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft

Document Section Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft Living within Environmental Limits DM14 [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 8173345//1
Respondent Deleted User [View all comments by this respondent]
Agent Steve Lamb
Response Date 19 Apr 2013
Current Status Accepted
Comment

 

 

 

Policy DM14 Duration of planning consent for disposal of waste to land

 

Policy DM14: The intention of this policy is stated as limiting the time taken for the disposal of waste to land to minimise any adverse impacts. It is also stated that the duration will be limited to that reasonably necessary to complete the development including operations and subsequent restoration.

Any adverse impacts from waste disposal operations should be controlled by the conditions within the planning consent and it should not be assumed that a longer period of time for completion would result in additional impacts.

There needs to be a balance between the level of activity/infilling at a site and the length of time operations continue for. There is little sense in imposing too short a period to complete disposal as this could lead to increased vehicle movements and associated activities.

It should be recognised that some waste proposals will be for short term sites, possibly of a small scale, and other proposals will be for a much longer term, perhaps larger sites.

Adequate time needs to be allowed to complete the waste disposal operations and restoration works having regard to the size and scale of the site and the benefits of the restoration proposals. If sites require a long period of time to allow for completion this should be recognised.

Revised text for the policy is provided below:

 

The duration of any planning permission for the disposal of waste to land, including landfill or land raise, will be limited to that reasonably necessary to complete the development, including operations and subsequent restoration having regard to the size and scale of the site and the benefits of the restoration proposals.

 

Recently a major planning application has been submitted for aggregate recycling and the disposal of inert waste material in Durnford Quarry. The proposals would make a significant contribution to the management of inert waste material in the area. The proposed restoration and afteruse of the site would have substantial benefits for the local area.

It is appropriate that the Durnford Quarry site is recognised in the Sites and Policies Plan as having the potential to become a major facility for recycling of construction materials and disposal of waste to land.

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