Refuse plan - Planning validation requirements

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A refuse strategy provides details of how your proposal deals with bin storage and collection. 


You need to submit a refuse strategy if your proposal; 

  • includes bin storage 
  • is for a new dwelling 

You can show bin storage on the block plan you submit as part of your application. 

If your proposal is for a major development, you must submit a separate plan, showing bin storage. 

The drawings you submit must: 

  • show the appropriate bin storage 
  • identify various collection points 
  • confirm that refuse vehicles can function within the development 
  • be at a scale of 1:100, 1:200 or 1:500 depending on size of development and context 
  • show the tracked route of a 26 tonne refuse freighter negotiating the route it will need to take around proposed development 

You can get help and advice from our Duty Planner on refuse strategies and other types of planning applications. 

You can get detailed feedback on your proposal by using our pre-application advice service

Personal and confidential statement 

We may publish any information you submit as part of your application. You must tell us if there is any information you do not want us to publish when you submit your application.  

If however, we believe that this information is in the public interest, we reserve the right to publish it.  

We may also decide parts of your submission are not in the public interest and may redact this information. This information may include telephone numbers, email addresses and signatures. 

When you need to submit this information

Depending on the details of your application, you may have to submit a contamination risk assessment when you are making an application for: 

If your application is for one of these types of planning permission, you need to submit an amenity garden plan if your proposal includes: 

  • includes bin storage 
  • is for a new dwelling 
Validation requirements

Required by 

  • National requirement. You can find details of this requirement in section 20 of the National Planning Policy Framework 
  • Local requirement. You can find details of this requirement in: 
    • Local plan policy - LPP52

These policies can be found in the Local Plan 2013 - 2033 document