In England, The Site Waste Management Plans Regulations 2008 are a legal requirement on construction projects costing more than £300,000. In Wales, similar regulations are likely to come into force in 2010. In Scotland and Northern Ireland, environmental standards agencies [Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency NIEA)] view site waste management plans as ‘best practice’. Additionally, agencies agree that they can contribute to resource efficiency, sustainable design and construction and the reduction of your project costs.
Throughout the UK, we often require SWM Plans under planning conditions. Plus, they attract points when assessing projects to sustainable standards, such as Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM). Further to this, they are a requirement by government and major private clients in attaining their waste management goals.
This document fills a gap in SWMP guidance and is an invaluable tool for designers and other consultants wishing to act as a Client Adviser under the SWMP Regulations 2008.