Looking for land for waste sites

Published: 23 Jul 2018

Hertfordshire County Council is asking landowners to come forward with potential sites for new waste facilities in Hertfordshire.

As the Waste Planning Authority for Hertfordshire, the county council needs to identify sites across the county that can potentially be used to help manage the waste Hertfordshire’s homes and businesses produce.

We’re looking for land than could potentially be used for waste sites, which could include recycling centres, transfer stations, composting facilities or disposal facilities.

Derrick Ashley, Cabinet Member for Growth, Infrastructure, Planning and the Economy, said: “We produce millions of tonnes of waste in Hertfordshire every year and we’re going to need more facilities to help us manage all this waste responsibly. That’s why we’re asking landowners to let us know if their land might be suitable for something like a recycling centre or composting site.”

The call for sites will start on Monday 23 July 2018 and will run until Sunday 16 September. For more information on the process and how to put a site forward, go to www.hertfordshire.gov.uk and search for ‘call for waste sites’.

The sites that are put forward will be assessed to consider whether or not they should be included in the draft Waste Local Plan. It is intended that the draft plan will be published for full public consultation in summer 2019.