§ Ms Lynne
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what guidance he issues on the requirement of a planning authority to consider(a) the risk of water pollution and (b) the impact from increased traffic on surrounding communities, before granting permission to a planning application for a landfill facility. 
§ Sir Paul Beresford
Planning guidance in respect of waste disposal, including landfill, is contained in planning policy guidance note 23 "Planning and Pollution Control". This guidance is being revised in stages and the first part, to be published later this year, will deal with waste management. Attention is drawn to the need to consider the risks of water pollution and the effects of traffic in both the original PPG and the revision.