The eagle-eyed amongst our members may have noticed that the Container Sector Forum has been renamed as the Sector Forum External Storage. This change has been made following the 2022 update to the Membership Standard; recognising that there are far more external storage offerings than just containers, the Association realised the importance of capturing all external storage in a consistent manner.
Chris Bryan will use this sector forum as a platform to discuss the recent changes to the Membership Standard, as well as highlighting the implications for members and giving an opportunity for attendees to ask questions/seek clarity if needed.
Following the Standards review, we will also discuss some issues that several members have faced when filing planning applications. In an effort to achieve a consistent approach from local authorities, Chris will discuss some of the recent challenges experienced with various external storage applications as well as how operators have successfully overturned the initial decision.
If you are an external storage or container operator or a supplier to these companies, then these sector forum meetings will be of interest to you.
Complimentary to attend, meetings will be held 2-3 times per year and are open to all SSA UK and FEDESSA members. Currently, all meetings will be held online via Zoom.
More information on the topics to be discussed in this meeting will be released closer to the meeting date.