Waste Management Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

South Gloucestershire Council’s waste strategy seeks the significant reduction of waste to landfill, with great emphasis upon reducing household waste and increasing the proportion that is either recycled or composted. The Waste Management Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) seeks to clarify and elaborate on details of policies laid out in South Gloucestershire's Local Plan.

Aims of the SPD

The aims of the SPD are to:

  • Offer guidance to developers on how to ensure space for waste management is integral to the designs of all buildings and that vehicle access is suitable for South Gloucestershire Council’s contractor’s fleet.
  • Embed consideration of the management of waste prior to construction into the planning process.
  • Ensure that waste management in new developments does not adversely affect the quality of life for residents and other users of the space. 

Purpose of the SPD

 If developers use the guidance in the SPD, waste management will not adversely impact upon users of developments.  Use of this guidance at the earliest stage will avoid circumstances which the council sometimes encounters where a development is constructed with inadequate waste storage solutions.  In these circumstances the quality of life for residents suffers and it is far more difficult to introduce and encourage participation in established recycling schemes.

Purpose of this consultation

This public consultation intends to set out the issues which have historically caused difficulties for waste management in South Gloucestershire along with the approaches that the council proposes to address them.  The issues include vehicle access, waste storage, planning applications, and collection for residential developments, commercial developments and mixed-use developments. Further details on why we are consulting are outlined in the consultation summary.

Responses to the proposals in this consultation document will inform the final version of the SPD which is planned to be published June/July 2014.   

This consultation has now closed and our summary report is now available.


  • Opened
    10 Feb 2014 at 12:00
  • Closed
    31 Mar 2014 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    07 Apr 2014

Summary of Results



Consultation Topic
  • Environment
  • Planning policy & strategy
Geographical area
  • Almondsbury
  • Bitton
  • Boyd Valley
  • Bradley Stoke Central and Stoke Lodge
  • Bradley Stoke North
  • Bradley Stoke South
  • Charfield
  • Chipping Sodbury
  • Cotswold Edge
  • Dodington
  • Downend
  • Emersons Green
  • Filton
  • Frampton Cotterell
  • Frenchay and Stoke Park
  • Hanham
  • Kings Chase
  • Ladden Brook
  • Longwell Green
  • Oldland Common
  • Parkwall
  • Patchway
  • Pilning and Severn Beach
  • Rodway
  • Severn
  • Siston
  • Staple Hill
  • Stoke Gifford
  • Thornbury North
  • Thornbury South and Alveston
  • Westerleigh
  • Winterbourne
  • Woodstock
  • Yate Central
  • Yate North
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Target Audience
  • Businesses & employers
  • Expert stakeholders
  • Partner agencies
  • Town and Parish Councils
  • Voluntary and community groups / organisations
Contact Details


South Gloucestershire Council
Waste SPD
Civic Centre
High Street
BS15 9TR

Tel. 01454863588