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Hertfordshire County Council

Hertfordshire County Council is the Waste Planning Authority for Hertfordshire.

Our waste policies are set out in the following 2 documents, which together are known as the Waste Local Plan:

The Employment Land Areas of Search Supplementary Planning (ELAS) Document is a supplementary planning document which provides further guidance into the suitability of waste related development on the identified ELAS and should be used by applicants wishing to develop waste management facilities on them.

Waste Core Strategy and Development Management document

The Waste Core Strategy and Development Management Policies document was adopted on 5 November 2012.

This covers the period 2011–2026 and sets out the council's strategy and policies for waste planning.

The following documents are associated with the Waste Core Strategy and Development Management Policies:

On 5 February 2018, we released a revised set of targets and indicators which replace tables 12 and 13 in our Waste Core Strategy. These are used to monitor the implementation of policies from our Waste Core Strategy and our Waste Site Allocations document. Monitoring takes place annually and we record it in our Authority’s Monitoring Report.

To view responses to consultations in this area, see the county council's Objective consultation portal.

Waste Site Allocations document

The Waste Site Allocations document was adopted as council policy on 15 July 2014.  

This covers the period 2011–2026 and identifies sites for waste management facilities. It includes maps and waste planning briefs for sites identified as Allocated Sites or Employment Land Areas of Search. 

The following documents are associated with the Waste Site Allocations document:

To view responses to consultations for this area see the our Objective consultation portal.

Employment Land Areas of Search Supplementary Planning document (SPD)

Our Employment Land Areas of Search Supplementary Planning Document was adopted on 10 November 2015. It accompanies the adopted Waste Local Plan.

This gives further planning guidance into the suitability of waste related development on the Employment Land Areas of Search in Hertfordshire that are identified in the adopted Waste Local Plan.

Employment land is designated by local planning authorities as being suitable for employment uses such as general industry, including waste management.

It is important to note that this document does not introduce any new policies to Hertfordshire’s Waste Local Plan, nor does it propose any new waste sites.

Its purpose is to assist applicants who wish to develop waste management facilities on any of Hertfordshire’s Employment Land Areas of Search.

Waste Local Plan review

We are currently reviewing our Waste Local Plan.

We're planning to adopt our new Waste Local Plan in 2021.

Site Waste Management plans (SWMPs)

As the Waste Planning Authority, Hertfordshire County Council encourages the use of Site Waste Management Plans (SWMPs). See the policy (policy 12 Sustainable Design, Construction and Demolition on page 69) in the Hertfordshire Waste Development Framework.

These support proposed developments to encourage sustainable waste management.

The plans aim to reduce the amount of waste produced on site. Of particular relevance to change of use proposals is waste created from internal alterations.

Site Waste Management Plans should contain information including types of waste removed from the site and where that waste is being taken to.

Good practice templates for producing plans can be found at SMARTWaste or WRAP Waste Management.

Completed Site Waste Management Plans should be sent by email or post to the Waste Planning Authority for data collection:

Email: minerals.planning@hertfordshire.gov.uk

Minerals and Waste Planning Policy Team Spatial Planning & Economy Unit (CHN216) Hertfordshire County Council County Hall Pegs Lane Hertford SG13 8DN 

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