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Waste Local Plan

Waste Local Plan (2006)

The adopted Waste Local Plan (WLP) provides guidance and criteria for the three waste planning authorities of Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole when considering and determining waste planning applications. It replaces the text and policies of the adopted Minerals and Waste Local Plan (MWLP) that relate to waste and waste management facilities.

Saved Policies

As of 30 June 2009, all policies except six within the Waste Local Plan are saved until replaced by new waste development plan documents. The schedule of saved policies should also be read alongside the plan.

The six policies that are no longer contained within the plan are covered by national guidance as follows:

  • PPS10 Planning for Sustainable Waste Management (Annex E) - replaces policies 5, 10, 14, 18 and 22 of the WLP.
  • Circular 1/2003 Safeguarding, Aerodromes, Technical Sites and Military Explosives Storage Areas - replaces policy 16 of the WLP.

Following the adoption of the Minerals Strategy (2014), one additional policy has been deleted from the Waste Local Plan. Policy 32 Recycling of inert and construction and demolition waste - has been replaced by new Policy RE1 - Production of Recycled Aggregates of the Minerals Strategy.

Copies of the WLP and relevant inset and proposals maps can be downloaded.

Hard copies of the adopted Waste Local Plan can be purchased for £20 (plus £3 postage and packaging) by contacting the Environment - Business Support Team team.

The binding Inspector's Report on the Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole Waste Local Plan was received, from the Planning Inspectorate, on 3 May 2006 following the inquiry held during summer 2005.

New Waste Plan

A new Waste Plan for Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole has been prepared. It underwent examination in 2018 and the Inspector's report has been received. The new Waste Plan therefore carries material weight and should be taken into consideration for relevant planning applications.

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