Public consultation

We believe in a full, open and honest community consultation process. The pages of this section of our website are part of that process.

Between now and when we submit the planning application – scheduled for November this year – we will be presenting our initial plans to local community groups and providing information on a general basis.

Prior to finalising our plans for submission to Hertfordshire County Council for consideration we will look at all suggestions and ideas and, where and if appropriate or possible, will incorporate these into our final proposal.

In addition to the planning application being available on this website we will also circulate information, direct to the local community, giving details on the final plans.

Public exhibitions

We will be holding two public exhibitions and everyone is welcome to attend. At these we will display more details of our proposals and will have Biffa staff on hand to explain our plans and answer questions.

The exhibitions will be held at:

The Roebuck Hotel, Baldock Street, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 9DR.

  • Friday 9th October. 2pm to 8pm.
  • Saturday 10th October. 10am to 4pm.

Information centre

You can contact our information centre by emailing or by telephone on 08451 800 490.

Alternatively write to us at:

Biffa Westmill
Nelsons House
83 Parkside
SW19 5LP.

Liaison group

When we started operating our landfill site we established a Site Liaison Group.

This Group comprises local residents, elected representatives from Parish, District and County Councils, Local Authority and Environment Agency officers and CEMEX (the quarry operators) and Biffa staff. It was established to act as a communication vehicle and allowed detailed discussion between Biffa and the community on all aspects of our landfill operations. We have already presented our plans to this group and will continue to liaise with its members.