Developments and waste planning

It is essential that new and redevelopments in the borough have enough suitable space for storing the amount of waste likely to arise between collections once they are occupied. This space must be easily accessible for both occupants and waste collectors.

This ensures that:

  • Problems with rubbish being left on a public pavement are minimised
  • Occupants have space to recycle
  • Commercial and household waste can be kept separate
  • Waste collection services can operate efficiently.

Information for developers

  1. Guidance for new developments: Wandsworth's "supplementary planning document"  on refuse and recyclables in developments tells developers and architects everything they need to know to ensure that their proposals comply with Wandsworth's local requirements.  Compliance with this document is a material consideration in determining whether proposed developments are granted planning permission.
  2. Making Space for Waste: Waste Panel of ADEPT's (the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport) a practical guide in designing waste management in new developments, for developers and local authorities.
  3. SMARTWaste: SMARTWaste is a suite of tools designed to help those in the construction and demolition industries deal with waste.
  4. BRE Group : Sets standards for best practice in sustainable building design, construction and operation and is the most widely recognised measure of a building's overall environmental performance including waste related considerations.
  5. Guidance on opportunities to optimise resource efficiency in construction, refurbishment and fit-out projects. (The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) website).