Waste Plan: Big Choices

Derby & Derbyshire Waste Core Strategy: Big Choices Report

Appendix 3 Locational Criteria

Identifying suitable sites and areas

20. In searching for sites and areas suitable for new or enhanced waste management facilities, waste planning authorities should consider:
opportunities for on-site management of waste where it arises;
a broad range of locations including industrial sites, looking for opportunities to co-locate facilities together and with complementary activities [reflecting the concept of resource recovery parks].

21. In deciding which sites and areas to identify for waste management facilities, waste planning authorities should:

(i) assess their suitability for development against each of the following criteria:

  • the extent to which they support the policies in this PPS;
  • the physical and environmental constraints on development, including existing and proposed neighbouring land uses;
  • the cumulative effect of previous waste disposal facilities on the well-being of
  • the local community, including any significant adverse impacts on environmental quality, social cohesion and inclusion or economic potential;
  • the capacity of existing and potential transport infrastructure to support the sustainable movement of waste, and products arising from resource recovery, seeking when practicable and beneficial to use modes other than road transport.

(ii) give priority to the re-use of previously-developed land, and redundant agricultural and forestry buildings and their curtilages.