We adopted revised local area requirements in July 2018 and are currently in the process of updating this guidance page.

Please check the list of Local Area Requirements July 2018 for the most up to date information before submitting your application.

Where your proposed development will create excessive amounts of waste and rubbish, a waste storage and collection plan will need to accompany your planning application.

The information below provides further details about when a waste storage and collection plan is required, what information these documents should include, how they can be submitted to us and where further information can be found.

When is a waste storage and collection plan required?

A waste storage and collection plan should accompany applications for developments that will create excessive amounts of waste and rubbish. For example, flat conversions, bars, restaurants and take-away food outlets.

What information should be included in a waste storage and collection plan?

A waste storage and collection plan should include details of the provisions that will be made to ensure the safe and hygienic storage of waste and its collection by refuse services. These provisions should be shown on any scale drawings and plans or be addressed within the appropriate sections of the application form.

How do I submit a waste storage and collection plan?

If you apply for planning permission online using the Planning Portal, you will be given the opportunity to upload your waste storage and collection plan after you have completed the relevant application forms. Before uploading any files, please read our guidance notes for submitting electronic files with planning applications.

Guidance notes for submitting electronic files with planning applications (PDF).

If you choose to submit a paper-based application instead, you will need to provide four copies of your waste storage and collection plan along with four copies of the relevant application forms.

Where can I find out further information?

For further information on preparing and submitting a waste storage and collection plan, please see the following link below: