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CIWM wanted more from Planning White Paper

Despite welcoming the changes to the planning process the Chartered Institute of Waste Management (CIWM) has said they do not go far enough.

In a statement the CIWM explained that while the Planning White Paper, announced yesterday, proposes a more strategic national approach to planning key infrastructure, it does not cover much of the new waste management capacity needed by the UK.

CIWM chief executive Steve Lee said: Planning uncertainties have been the biggest barrier to confident investment in the [waste] sector. This move by the Government to address the failings of the existing system concentrates on nationally significant development and will, therefore, deal with a small number of large facilities.

Many important waste infrastructure proposals, however, will fall outside the criteria in the White Paper and the Government needs to make clear the status of the proposed national policy statements for other (smaller) facilities.

The UK lags behind much of Europe in how we manage our waste. We need to invest at least £10 billion in the next few years to develop an integrated network of recycling, energy recovery and disposal facilities that maximise efficiency and cost effectiveness, minimise environmental impact, and meet societys needs.


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