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The Government has undertaken an appraisal of sustainability (AoS) of the hazardous waste national policy statement as required by the Planning Act 2008. The AoS incorporates the requirements of the EU Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Directive.
This monitoring strategy sets out the approach, roles and responsibilities for monitoring the strategic effects of the national policy statement (NPS) which have been identified by the AoS. This includes consideration of positive and negative effects predicted by the AoS and the consideration of unforeseen adverse effects that might arise from the implementation of the hazardous waste NPS so as to be able to take appropriate remedial action. It fulfills the requirements of Article 10 of the SEA Directive.
The hazardous waste national policy statement (NPS) sets out the strategic need and justification of government policy for the provision of nationally significant infrastructure for hazardous waste. It will be used to guide decisions made by the Planning Inspectorate on applications for development consent for such infrastructure.