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Last edited 12 Oct 2020
Materials Management Plan (MMP)
Submitting an application for an environmental permit from the Environment Agency or an exemption from waste management licensing regulations can be time consuming and complex. MMPs allow developers to avoid these requirements, and permit the reuse of both natural soils and made-ground (contaminated or otherwise).
The independent body, Contaminated Land: Applications in Real Environments (CL:AIRE) promotes the sustainable remediation of contaminated land and groundwater. It produced a Code of Practice (CoP) to enable the reuse of excavated material without it being classified as waste. An MMP must be created in order to comply with the CoP.
The MMP must demonstrate consideration of the following:
- Protection of human health.
- Protection of the environment.
- Suitability of the material without treatment.
- Suitability of the material after treatment.
- What is being used, how much is being used, where it is being used, and so on.
CL:AIRE has produced a form that supports the completion of an MMP. It should contain information about the project as well as supporting evidence such as risk assessments and site investigation reports.
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 External resources
- CL:AIRE - Official site
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