LARAC was disappointed at a lack of guidance from DEFRA to local authorities on implementing the Waste Framework Directive having said previously that government guidance would be produced.

Consequently, LARAC entered into a partnership with other local government organisations and WRAP to produce a Route Map intended to provide assistance to local authorities as they interpret the Waste England and Wales Regulations (as amended).

LARAC strongly advises that members use the Route Map  to assess their compliance with the regulations. LARAC supports where possible, local authorities undertaking their own assessments and have made available a range of templates which may assist with this process, however LARAC acknowledges that this may not always be possible.

LARAC is also of the view that resident satisfaction is a material consideration within a TEEP assessment and should form an element of the evidence base.