Waste Plan: Big Choices

Derby & Derbyshire Waste Core Strategy: Big Choices Report

Appendix 2 Key Planning Objectives

Planning strategies should

  • Drive waste management up the hierarchy; address waste as a resource; & cater for disposal (but as a last option).
  • Provide a framework for communities to take responsibility for their own waste & enable provision of facilities to do that.
  • Help implement higher-level targets, legislation & guidance.
  • Help secure waste management without endangering human health or environment “and enable waste to be disposed of in one of the nearest appropriate installations”.
  • Reflect the concerns, interests and needs of all stakeholders and “encourage competitiveness”.
  • Protect green belts but recognise that there might be occasions when the benefits of waste development outweigh the need to maintain the openness of green belt.
  • “Ensure the design and layout of new development supports sustainable waste management”.[1]
1. The complete version of the Key Planning Objectives is in Planning Policy Statement 10: “Planning for Sustainable Waste Management”, July 2005, available from The Office of Public Sector Information or the government’s DCLG website. [back]