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New Waste Plan

A new Waste Plan is being prepared to provide for Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole's waste management needs.

The new Waste Plan will identify sites for new waste management facilities to meet the county's needs. Once adopted, it will provide the policy framework for determining planning applications for waste management facilities. 

Have your say - site options in Blandford and Purbeck

Following last year's consultation on the draft Waste Plan, three new sites have been put forward. Two are possible locations for a waste management centre in Blandford and one is a possible location for managing residual (black bag) waste near Wareham.

You can view and make comments on waste site options in Blandford and Purbeck (opens in a new window)  Our newsletter (pdf, 467kb) (opens in a new window) gives a summary.

The consultation document (pdf, 2Mb) (opens in a new window) can also be downloaded.

You can also send your comments to or write to us, using our response form (pdf, 483kb) (opens in a new window).

Please comment by 5 April 2017.

Supporting Documents

Each of the three new site options has been assessed. You can look at the site assessments here.

WP17 Land East of Sunrise Business Park - site assessment 2017 (pdf, 1Mb) (opens in a new window)

WP18 Langton Lodge Farm - site assessment 2017 (pdf, 1Mb) (opens in a new window)

WP19 Binnegar Environmental Park - site assessment 2017 (pdf, 1015kb) (opens in a new window)

We have also prepared an updated  sustainability appraisal (pdf, 1Mb) (opens in a new window) and habitats regulations assessment (pdf, 1Mb) (opens in a new window).

If you would like further information or hard copies of any of the documents, please contact the Minerals and Waste Planning Policy team.

How the information you provide will be used

The information you provide will be used by Dorset County Council for the purpose of preparing minerals and waste planning documents. Contact details will be retained until a request is made to remove them. Your information will not be passed to any third parties. Please be aware that all responses will be made available for public inspection.

By making a comment, you are consenting to its use with regards to the preparation of minerals and waste documents and you are agreeing for your details to be added to our database. Further information about the use of your personal information is available or by contacting the Council's Data Protection Officer.

Last year's consultation

Comments made to our previous consultation on the Draft Waste Plan Update 2016 and our responses are available.

What happens next?

We will publish a final version of the Waste Plan, called the 'pre-submission draft' in the autumn, taking into account responses from the various stages of consultation and the evidence we have gathered. This will be subject to a six week consultation, before being submitted to the Secretary of State and being subject to a public examination with a planning inspector.

Keep up to date

If you would like to be kept up to date on the progress of the new Waste Plan, and other minerals and waste development plan documents, make sure you register on our minerals and waste consultation portal (opens in a new window).

For further information, contact the Minerals and Waste Planning Policy team.

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