Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Review of legacy policy controlling access to HRCs. This includes the use of vans, hire vans, trailers and other vehicle types. Policy is applicable to all Dorset Council wards. A public consultation has been conducted to inform outcomes.
That the following changes to the Household Recycling Centre (HRC) Vehicle Access Policy:-
(a) That sole vehicle visits are limited to 12 visits per year, this is currently unlimited. Sole vehicles are when there is only one vehicle belonging to a household and this vehicle requires a permit. This vehicle cannot be commercially registered, or sign written.
(b) That weekend access for limited entry permits is allowed and increase visits to six per year. Limited entry permits are defined by the policy for where there is more than one vehicle belonging to a household or the vehicle is commercially registered, or sign written. Currently only three visits are permitted.
(c) That dual crew cab, ‘pick up’ type vehicles are added to in the ‘needs a permit’ list That an annual declaration for permit renewal is required rather than automatic renewal of all permits
It is anticipated that these changes will be implemented from 1 April 2022 after appropriate communication with residents.
Reason for the decision
Evidence provided from public consultation and officer assessment had identified that the existing vehicle access policy requires refinement. The amendments sought to provide a fairer approach to accessing HRCs by legitimate users to deposit their household waste alongside limiting the potential for trade waste abuse.
Report author: Gemma Clinton
Publication date: 08/12/2021
Date of decision: 07/12/2021
Decided at meeting: 07/12/2021 - Cabinet
Effective from: 16/12/2021