The proximity principle means that wherever possible waste treatment should take place as close as possible to the waste arisings. To what extent do your proposals satisfy this requirement?
It is our intention that this facility is a facility for Powys and Wales. Waste arisings have been considered within a 2 hour drive from the Development Site. However, given the rural nature of large parts of Powys, and west and south west Wales, it was considered that waste arising from these areas would in fact travel far further than a simple 2 hour drive time. Consequently, in addition to Powys, the catchment area considered included Welsh counties to the north (Isle of Anglesey, Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Wrexham), and south west (Ceredigion).
Given the Development’s close proximity to the English Border, the 2-hour catchment area also included English Counties such as Herefordshire, Shropshire, Cheshire and other West Midlands Counties.