Waste Management

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities written question – answered at on 24 October 2023.

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Photo of Ruth Jones Ruth Jones Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with reference to the Resources and Waste Strategy published in 2018 and the Environmental Improvement Plan, published in 2023, what his planned timescale is for updating (a) the 2014 National Planning Policy for Waste and (b) associated planning guidance.

Photo of Rachel Maclean Rachel Maclean The Minister of State, Home Department, Minister of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)

The National Planning Policy for Waste, which applies in England, outlines the pivotal role planning plays in delivering our waste ambitions. We have committed to update national planning policy to support the implementation of the planning reforms set out in the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill, once the Bill has achieved Royal Assent.

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