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Decision details

SDSPW-04-16 - Residents' Van and Trailer Permits for Household Recycling Centres

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning, Development Management, Strategic Housing, Operational Property and Waste

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This report proposes changes to the access provided for those Wiltshire residents that use vans or large trailers when visiting the Council’s household recycling centres (HRCs), through the introduction of a non-chargeable permit scheme.


I approve that, with effect from September 2016, Wiltshire residents wishing to access the Council’s HRCs with either a van or large trailer will be required to apply for a non-chargeable permit allowing a maximum of 12 visits per year. 


This decision was published on 8 July 2016 and will come into force on 18 July 2016.           

Reasons for the decision:

This decision is proposed in order to achieve challenging savings targets in the face of reducing central government grants and increasing demands on key council services. 


A further significant benefit would be an anticipated reduction in overall HRC visitor numbers, which would alleviate congestion at the sites and result in extra capacity for Wiltshire residents. 

Alternative options considered:



(i)         Introduce permits for residents using vans and large trailers to access HRCs up to 12 times per year.


(ii)        Continue with current unlimited access.

Publication date: 30/06/2016

Date of decision: 08/07/2016

Effective from: 16/07/2016

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