As of 6 April 2006 Government legislation set out in Statutory Instrument 2006 No 994 and accompanying Explanatory Memo, Mineral and Waste Planning Authorities have powers to charge site operators for any monitoring visits undertaken.
In accordance with this legislation we now charge for monitoring visits to mineral and landfill sites. The current national fee that can be charged per monitoring visit is £288 for an active site and £96 for inactive or dormant sites. Sites are subject to a maximum number of 8 chargeable visits per year for which a fee is payable. Generally where active sites are compliant with planning conditions there should be no more than 4 visits per year.
There are 3 ways to pay for a monitoring visit when you receive an invoice from us.
Payments should be received within 28 days of the invoice date to avoid the need for further recovery action.
Other waste management sites that do not contain an element of mineral extraction or landfill are not currently charged for monitoring visits.