Readers of this site will recall that I provided insight into the consultation into whether the legislation supporting Site Waste Management Plans (SWMPs) for construction projects over £300k should be repealed.
The original post can be found at Consultation: Site Waste Management Plans and started a LinkedIn discussion entitled Site Waste Management Plans: Will anyone mourn their passing?
The consultation looked at the implications of the proposed repeal of the Site Waste Management Plan Regulations & ran from 18 June to 16 July 2013.
Now, the summary of responses is available. It is clear that 169 respondents made comments on the consultation with largest group, being contractors (72) with 41 respondents agreeing with the proposed repeal, and 29 disagreeing. 55 thought they would continue to use SWMPs, 5 were unsure and 12 wouldn’t continue.
The majority of respondents indicated that they would continue to use SWMP in
some form, as they have proved to be a cost efficient method of managing waste.
Although, statutory SWMPs may not be mourned they will live on after all as was anticipated in the Government’s consultation.
Based on the responses, the Government intend to repeal the Regulations, in line with their initial announcement. The Site Waste Management Plan Regulations 2008 will repealed with a series of other Red Tape Challenge measures with a common commencement date of 1 October 2013.
A copy of the Consultation response can be found at http://bit.ly/19hEHgQ