Recycling and waste: developers' guidance

Planning your development

It is important that planning of the storage and collection of waste is given a high priority in the design process to ensure that proposals stand the highest chance of obtaining planning permission.

Pro-active consultation, including pre-planning application discussions, with the local authority at an early stage is essential to:

  • reduce any re-design after construction
  • understand existing arrangement and planned changes to the method of collection arising from Council policies
  • provide hygienic storage of waste avoiding excess noise and dust
  • ensure appropriate access for collection vehicles.

The full design document

To request a copy of our full design document, 'Making Space for Waste', email

 If you would like any further details please contact 01737 276292.