Consultation on Proposed repeal by DEFRA of construction SWMPs Regulations

The EAUC is a Member-led organisation. We represent you, and ensure that your views on topical issues are conveyed to the rest of the sector and to the Government. One important way we can do this is by responding to consultations from the Government and other organisations.

What is this consultation about?

In 2012, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) proposed the repeal of the construction Site Waste Management Plans (SWMP) regulations, subject to consultation on the impact of doing so. This was in response to the Government's Red Tape Challenge, which was designed to remove unnecessary legislation to free-up business.

The EAUC consulted with Members in July 2007 on the implementation of SWMP regulations so it is vital that you have a say on this repeal. View the 2007 Member consultation response.

Why is DEFRA consulting?

This consultation is intended to ensure DEFRA understand the implications of the proposed repeal of the Site Waste Management Plan regulations.

Key questions for EAUC Members

1. What are your views, if any, on the proposal to repeal the Site Waste Management Plans regulations?
2. The impacts of repealing the regulations have been identified in the impact assessment. Do you agree with the impacts identified there? Are there any that we have missed? See https://consult.defra.gov.uk/waste/site_waste_management/consult_view.
3. If the regulations are repealed, would you continue to use Site Waste Management Plans in any form? Why?


Please email your responses to the three questions above to info@eauc.org.uk to be received by 5pm on 10 July. We will make the final response available on our website and via eNews when it has been submitted.

The EAUC is grateful to Daniel O’Connor from Newcastle University for kindly agreeing to lead on this EAUC consultation response.

Consultation on Proposed repeal by DEFRA of construction SWMPs Regulations
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Consultation on Proposed repeal by DEFRA of construction SWMPs Regulations
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