Methodology development for future decision making: opportunities for non-municipal waste facilities in Northamptonshire, England

Margaret P Bates, Nigel P Freestone, Paul S Phillips, Terry L Tudor, Alban Forster

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Abstract

Land use planning for facilities has become a key issue in England as previously, prolonged disputes in proceedings, due to public opposition, has meant that waste management facilities have taken an excessive period of time to be completed and start operating. This research identifies the impact of relatively recently introduced Regulations on the possible development of new non-municipal wastes management facilities in Northamptonshire, an English County in the East Midlands of England. The results of the research will help provide guidance to policy makers and planners at all levels so as to enable them to make informed decisions on the selection and funding for possible new facilities, based upon a number of management options. The results show that for some management routes there is the likely future demand for a number of additional new facilities that are on a local, County scale e.g. Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). In other cases, there is no clear demand for future expansion e.g. Hazardous Waste facilities
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Solid Waste Technology and Management
Volume34
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2008

Keywords

  • Non-Municipal Facilities
  • Opportunities Analysis
  • Regulatory Impact Assessment
  • Spatial Options Development

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