The Welsh Government has launched a consultation on introducing site waste management plans (SWMPs) to Wales. Currently, the SWMP regulations apply to works carried out in England – but not for much longer. DEFRA announced last year that it intends to scrap the SWMP regulations in England as part of the government’s Red Tape Challenge. The Welsh consultation paper makes it clear that lessons will be learnt from the unsuccessful English SWMP regulations. You can submit your views to the Welsh consultation here. The consultant ends on 25 April 2013.