This Environmental Report sets out the likely significant effects on the Environment, at a strategic and non-site specific level, from the introduction of the Waste Management Plan for England, in accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations 2004 (the SEA Regulations).
SEA is a process which seeks to look at whether a plan or programme is likely to have significant effects on the environment, and where these effects are negative, to try to identify ways by which these might be avoided or mitigated. The process is designed to work towards sustainable development, which is a concept enshrined in policy at a local, national and international level.
The Environmental Report relates to that part of the English Waste Management Plan which is the responsibility of Defra, and therefore excludes matters related to the siting of facilities, and decisions regarding the appropriateness of the use of land for waste management.
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