PPS 11: Planning and Waste Management
Policy WM 3: Environmental Impact
8.13 It is essential that all waste disposal facilities that contain putrescible waste are well designed and operated. Applications for municipal waste landfill and land raising operations must be accompanied by details of leachate and land fill gas treatment. Proposals for the disposal of waste materials will not be permitted where the development would lead to an unacceptable impact on the environment or unacceptable pollution problems (See Policy WM 1). Planning conditions may be required to mitigate potential adverse effects. The Landfill Directive bans the co-disposal of inert, hazardous and non-hazardous waste and all waste going to landfill must be pre-treated. In addition certain wastes are banned from land filling as a disposal method altogether.