§ Mr. Atkins
Waste disposal planning is a matter for the district councils. Under article 4 of the Pollution Control and Local Government (Northern Ireland) Order 1978, councils are required to prepare—and update from time to time—plans for the disposal of waste.
Proposals for changes in the legislation dealing with waste were recently announced in a consultation paper dated March 1993. These proposals do not include any changes in the responsibility for planning for waste disposal.