Mouchel has secured a commission with local authority body CSS to develop model advice for local planning authorities to guide the management of waste in new residential developments.
Mouchel will produce best practice advice guidelines and advisory notes for planners such as how to best accommodate waste containers, communal waste areas and household refuse facilities in new residential developments.
As part of the contract, Mouchel will develop a steering group to guide research into waste integration, which will then be carried out by Mouchel. The resulting model advice from the project is expected to inform national guidance and be rolled out to local authorities across England.
James Maiden, Project Manager for Mouchel, said: “The current shift towards higher density developments and more ‘place’ focused masterplanning and streetscapes design puts an increased emphasis on good waste management and design. We look forward to providing the CSS with high-value technical, commercial and financial expertise.”
Julia Barrett, Chair of the CSS Waste Panel, said: “The provision of guidance on waste management requirements for developers on a national basis is long overdue. I look forward to working closely with Mouchel on this exciting project.”
The contract commences at the end of March.