A new Policy is being introduced designed to provide advice and guidance to those individuals or businesses intending to deal in or collect scrap metal and comments are welcomed on the draft.

Ceredigion County Council intends to introduce a Policy in relation to its role as the body that licences scrap metal collectors and scrap yards. The proposed Policy is also designed with a view to licensing officers taking a consistent approach and one that is transparent to customers.

A four week consultation is now open for comments on the content of the Policy prior to it going through the Council’s democratic process prior to implementation.

Councillor Rhodri Evans, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Licencing, said, “Constructive feedback is encouraged so that the final Policy is one that is fit for purpose for all concerned. It is of interest to establish whether people approve or disprove of any aspects included, any concerns and also if there is any additional reference material that will assist in formulating this Policy. If you could be affected by this Policy, share your views to ensure your comments are considered before it is finalised.”

Comments are asked from a range of stakeholders that this Policy may affect, including the public; local scrap metal dealers and collectors licensed by this Council; all Ceredigion County Council Elected Members; all Town and Community Councils; Natural Resources Wales and Heddlu Dyfed-Powys Police.

The proposed Scrap Metal Dealers Policy can be viewed at www.ceredigion.gov.uk/consultation. Send comments by email to licensing@ceredigion.gov.uk by 12 noon, 02 March 2018 with the subject title ‘Scrap Metal Dealers Consultation’.