We have prepared and submitted many planning applications for waste facilities including inert landfill, waste transfer stations, composting operations, asbestos waste transfer station and recycling depots. To date all our applications have been successful – we attribute this to effective liaison with the Planning Authorities, provision of accurate and comprehensive information, and forward thinking during the application process.
What do I need for an Application?
The amount of information required for a planning submission has increased dramatically over the years.
We usually provide all of the following for a waste planning application:
Completion of application forms and submission of supplementary documents via the planning portal
Overview document – we ask you to provide lots of detail about your proposed development so we can explain what you intend and how it complies with current (Local Authority) planning policy
Design & Access Statement – you will be expected to justify the credentials of your proposal in terms of its sustainability, relevant transport policies and equal opportunities (if applicable)
Traffic Assessment – how will the proposal affect vehicle movements on the adjacent highway on a daily basis, what sort of vehicles will access the site, and at what times of the day? For example, you may be asked to incorporate a splay to your access to improve highway safety
Visual & Landscape Impact – Is the proposal contingent with aims and objectives for your local landscape area? How will you design and locate your infrastructure to minimise its visual and landscape impact?
Ecological Assessment – you may be required to submit additional surveys to the basic Preliminary Ecological Appraisal e.g. if the proposal might affect bats or other protected species. Sometimes this can lead to necessary delays in submitting an application
Archaeological/Historic Impact – if required, it may just be a desk study, but it may require a site visit to document any features of interest
Statutory Nuisance – noise, dust, odour, bio-aerosols etc. Noise surveys are provided by Anthony Best of Inacoustic
Environmental Risk Assessment – to demonstrate measures that will be put in place to ensure that the risk to the environment is minimal(see below)
Plans – accurate Topographical and Cross-sectional surveys are essential and, unless provided by the client, are usually undertaken for us by Kemp Engineering Ltd.
We have links to specialist consultancies who provide the Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment, Tree Constraints Plan and, potentially, Dispersion modelling
If you require advice or assistance with a potential planning application, or would like to arrange a site visit Contact us