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PPS 11: Planning and Waste Management
Policy WM 2: Regional Scale Waste Treatment Facilities

7.12 Regional scale treatment facilities depend on a large throughput of materials, often generating a substantial volume of traffic, which may be a significant environmental issue. As a result, applicants will be required to demonstrate that the proposed location relates to key transport corridors and, where practicable makes use of the alternative transport modes of rail and water. Transport by water, however, may require particularly stringent containment, due to any risks of accidentally contaminating the water system involved.
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