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PPS 11: Planning and Waste Management
Policy WM 1: Precautionary Principle

6.4 Many waste management facilities by reason of their size, nature or location have the potential to cause significant damage to the environment in terms of visual intrusion, habitat or heritage destruction and pollution. In assessing all proposals for waste management facilities the Department will be guided by the precautionary principle outlined in paragraph 13 of Planning Policy Statement 1 “General Principles”.
6.5 In considering proposals for new, or extensions to existing, waste management facilities there are a large number of matters which require to be considered. These include the following.
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