the Business Forum and
the Economic Partnership
in Brighton & Hove
Homepage    BCRP Intranet    Funding    Events    Knowledgebase    Links    About us     Contact us
Key projects



Workforce development 


Business &

Property &
Development sites




Consultation opportunities

Brighton & Hove Business Forum
8-11 Pavilion Buildings, Brighton, BN1 1EE
Tel: 01273 735442
Email: info@brighton

© Brighton & Hove
Business Forum

News - 28 October 2010

Supporting business to re-use construction waste

From 15 November construction businesses involved with developments valued over £300,000 will have to make sure they have Site Waste Management Plans in place to reduce, reuse and recycle their construction and demolition waste.

In Brighton & Hove the city council is one of the first to start working with local builders to make sure they understand the new government regulations.

Since May, the council, together with the South East Centre for the Built Environment (SECBE), has provided free training on the new Site Waste Management Plans, helping local developers and those in the construction industry to reduce their construction waste and save money. The next session is on 10 November at Hove Town Hall .

In addition to the training courses and the publicity campaign, council officers have made over 30 site visits to construction sites which require site waste management plans to advise and assist contractors with the regulations.

A total of 1.2 million tonnes of construction and demolition waste is produced in a year in Brighton & Hove and East Sussex combined. That represents more than half (62%) of all waste generated. Thats 120,000 skips full, which if laid end to end would stretch from Brighton to the outskirts of Durham.

Leader of Brighton & Hove City Council Mary Mears said: Weve been working with local construction firms and making sure they are aware of the new regulations. The more construction waste they can re-use or recycle, the cheaper it becomes as landfill tax reduces and the more they can save on costs of new materials.

Companies with management plans already in place can make a significant saving on their development costs. Our programme of training has been well received and we will continue to provide support and advice to businesses so that they are well informed.

Thirty five per cent of construction waste currently goes to landfill. By 2021 the aim is to reduce that by two thirds to 12%.

The council is now sending out a further reminder to companies about their duties under the new regulations.

Companies with a project valued at over 300,000 are required to have a plan in place. After 15 November, those without site waste management plans in place or with plans that are not being adhered to, both the developer and their client will be at risk of an on-the-spot fixed penalty of £300 or a prosecution being brought against them in the Magistrates’ Court, for which the maximum penalty is £50,000.

Developers, architects and construction companies that wish to attend the next free training event should contact Julian Carter at

More information at

Read related items on:
Built environment
Brighton & Hove City Council

Browse our business Knowledgebase or search by keyword


20 March 2018
Brighton names most entrepreneurial city AND second best for student happiness according to Fresh Student Living
19 March 2018
A Meeting with Chris Fox, Lib Dem Peer - Why Business Matters 14 March 2018
Better Business for All Event with BEIS 7 March 2018
Brighton celebrates women in tech as Spring Forward festival returns for a fourth year 6 March 2018
Six months of success for BTN BikeShare 2 March 2018
Sustainability in Action masterclasses for Sussex businesses 2 March 2018
Doing Business in China comes to Brighton 1 March 2018
Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce presents: Protecting your brand- a guide for fast growth businesses 1 March 2018
Long haul passengers boost local economy and jobs, according to new Gatwick report on the 'Visitor Economy' 28 February 2018
Save time reporting crime 27 February 2018
Warren Morgan Resigns from Brighton & Hove City Council 23 February 2018
Brighton Technology Company, Paxton Ranks in Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For 23 February 2018
Greater Brighton's Commercial Property Database 22 February 2018
SE-ASSIST - Launch of Loan Capital in Greater Brighton 19 February 2018
House Price update Q4 2017 19 February 2018
What would you do in a crisis? 19 February 2018
The investment journey for high growth entrepreneurs 9 February 2018
Make Change Count 2018 - helping rough sleepers in Brighton & Hove 8 February 2018
Brighton Technology Company Paxton Announces Recipients of New Scholarship Programmein Association with the University of Brighton 8 February 2018
Cyber London Accelerator Invites Summer 2018 Entries 8 February 2018
Innovate UK Launches Strand 2 Emerging and Enabling Technologies Sector Competition 8 February 2018
Success In Sussex As Food And Drink Heroes Crowned Winners 8 February 2018
UK Games Fund - Fourth Round Open to Applications 8 February 2018
Innovate UK & Prince's Trust Launch Young Innovators' Programme 6 February 2018
Brighton & Hove Food Partnership launches 'Kit Out The Kitchen' crowdfunding campaign 2 February 2018
Brighton & Hove Council and Crest Nicholson win £15m government funding to kickstart King Alfred project 1 February 2018
Could a Utilise Plus Programme grant help you? 1 February 2018
Shoreham Port Facilitates Huge Operation 18 January 2018
IUK Announces Collaborative R&D Funding for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Simulation 18 January 2018
Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Launches $1 Billion Corporate Venture Capital Fund for Next Generation Mobility 17 January 2018
PORTlife #17 Newsletter Out Now 17 January 2018
Over £19,000 raised for Burning the Clocks 2017 11 January 2018
Brighton Main Line Improvement Project: Planned closures in October 2018 and February 2019 11 January 2018
Come on in! Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 8 January 2018
Sussex Business SkillSnap targets hospitality industry skill shortage 3 January 2018
House Price update 2017 Q3 20 December 2017
£14.35 Million European Regional Development Fund Launched 19 December 2017
Leading the way - Sustainability in Action masterclass 15 December 2017
Brighton is among the best places to start a business due to their strong growth factors 15 December 2017
GTR consultation ends 20th Dec 2017