Policy and Legislation

Circular 17/89: Landfill sites: Development control

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Circular 17/89 - This document is not currently available online.

Jul 89

DoE 17/89 and WO 38/89 (26 July 1989)

This circular gives advice to local authorities about their use of planning powers in relation to landfill sites which may be generating harmful gases. It covers planning applications for new landfills and the implications for planning of gases from landfill sites near existing developments.

The circular also draws attention to waste management papers which go into some detail on regulating the operation of waste treatment and disposal facilities through licensing and control of the migration of gas.