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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 up to 2032. 

Consultation on an additional three site options in Blandford and Purbeck finished in April. Comments made to this and our previous consultations on the Draft Waste Plan and our responses are available.

What happens next?

We are currently preparing a final version of the Waste Plan, called the 'pre-submission draft', taking into account responses from the various stages of consultation and the evidence we have gathered. We expect to publish this in the autumn, at which stage there will be a six week consultation when people can comment on the Plan's legal compliance and 'soundness' - whether it is considered to have been positively prepared and whether it is considered to be: justified, effective and consistent with national policy.

The Plan will then be submitted to the Secretary of State and will be 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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