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POLICY WAST 2 - CRITERIA FOR ASSESSING WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITIES

SUBJECT TO THE PROVISION OF POLICY WAST 1 PROPOSALS FOR WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITIES WILL BE PERMITTED IF THE PROPOSAL:

  1. CONFORMS WITH THE PRINCIPLE OF THE WASTE HIERARCHY (REDUCTION, RE-USE, RECOVERY AND SAFE DISPOSAL); THE “PROXIMITY PRINCIPLE”; THE PRINCIPLE OF REGIONAL SELF SUFFICIENCY; THE OBJECTIVE OF WASTE AVOIDANCE, REDUCTION AND DISPOSAL; THE SETTING OF TARGETS FOR REDUCTION AND MODES OF DISPOSAL; 
  2. DOES NOT UNACCEPTABLY AFFECT RESIDENTIAL AMENITY OR POSE A THREAT TO PUBLIC HEALTH;
  3. DOES NOT UNACCEPTABLY AFFECT THE QUALITY OR QUANTITY OF WATER RESOURCES (BOTH SURFACE AND GROUNDWATER);
  4. HAS REGARD TO THE ADEQUACY OF THE HIGHWAY ` NETWORK AND THE NEED TO MINIMISE THE DEMAND ON THE TRANSPORT NETWORK;
  5. DOES NOT UNACCEPTABLY CONFLICT WITH THE INTERESTS OF AGRICULTURE, NATURE CONSERVATION, AREAS OF ECOLOGICAL, WILDLIFE OR ARCHAEOLOGICAL IMPORTANCE OR FEATURES OF GEOLOGICAL OR GEOMORPHOLOGICAL IMPORTANCE OR LANDSCAPE PROTECTION POLICIES;
  6. HAS A HIGH STANDARD OF LAYOUT, LANDSCAPING AND
    DESIGN;
  7. PROVIDES ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE AFTER TREATMENT AND FUTURE USE OF THE SITE WHICH ARE TO THE SATISFACTION OF THE LOCAL PLANNING AUTHORITY; AND
  8. IS NOT AT AN UNACCEPTABLE RISK OF FLOODING, INCLUDING TIDAL INUNDATION, OR DOES NOT INCREASE THE RISK OF FLOODING ELSEWHERE.

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