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Waste operator hit for £100,000

Waste operator hit for £100,000

A waste operator has been ordered to pay £100,000, with another £600,000 being sought in compensation in a case over composting.

 

Latest Knowledge Bank

What lies in store for waste?

What lies in store for waste?

05th August, 2015, Waste Planning

The coalition government's disappointing lack of leadership raises the question: where next for the waste industry now that the Conservatives have won their mandate? Victoria Redman takes a look.

 
 
Using advanced EfW technology

Using advanced EfW technology

05th August, 2015, Waste Planning

The fourth annual World Waste to Energy City Conference in London dealt with the EU's plans for the circular economy to achieve far more energy from less waste. By Luke Walsh.

 
 
Anaerobic digestion dynamism

Anaerobic digestion dynamism

05th August, 2015, Waste Planning

While it's a flourising industry with potential for further growth, Charlotte Morton points out that anaerobic digestion has benefitted from stable government policy borne of a need for energy security.

 
 
UK firms need new business focus

UK firms need new business focus

05th August, 2015, Waste Planning

Plastics recyclers are struggling to compete against virgin polymers amid falling oil prices, but new markets outside food-grade recycling could open up opportunities to supply to other industries. Chiara Francavilla investigates.

 
 
 

Latest Casework

Incinerator demolition in Scilly Isles conservation area held to give wider public benefits

17th August, 2015, Waste Planning

The Isles of Scilly Council has granted permission for the demolition of a decommissioned incinerator in a conservation area on St Mary's.

 
 

Risk assessment details approved for Charlton Lane Eco Park, Surrey

17th August, 2015, Waste Planning

Surrey County Council has approved details of a piling risk assessment pursuant to a condition attached to a planning consent for a waste management facility in Shepperton.

 
 

Farm-based MRF refused due to scale and lack of justification

17th August, 2015, Waste Planning

A proposal to establish a materials recovery facility (MRF) on a farm near Buntingford has been refused by Hertfordshire County Council because the development was too large, did not meet a local need and did not aid rural diversification.

 
 

Amendments allowed to terms of soil processing facility permission in Surrey green belt

17th August, 2015, Waste Planning

Surrey County Council has allowed variations to the terms of operation of a soil processing facility at a site near Horley within the metropolitan green belt and has approved details of landscaping.

 
 

Latest Comment

Planning waste schemes must be aware of the assets of community value regime

Planning waste schemes must be aware of the assets of community value regime

05th August, 2015, Waste Planning

Issues that might hinder the timely grant of planning permission for waste infrastructure developments have been well-documented in this column. A further example of a potential issue relates to the ability of local communities to nominate properties...

 
 
Funding for litter prevention may help change behaviour

Funding for litter prevention may help change behaviour

05th August, 2015, Waste Planning

CleanupUK is a charity that uses volunteer litter pickers to unite communities and make people feel safer. At a recent Policy Forum for Wales event in Cardiff, the charity's chief executive George Monck highlighted the organisation's work. Its curren...

 
 
London is rubbish at collecting food waste

London is rubbish at collecting food waste

03rd June, 2015, Waste Planning

Exactly what happens to the food we throw away? About 20% of the UK's household waste is food waste - and the capital is one of the worst culprits when it comes to managing its domestic food waste.

 
 
When councils can charge planning agreement fees and when they cannot

When councils can charge planning agreement fees and when they cannot

03rd June, 2015, Waste Planning

Many planning applications for waste-related schemes require a completed planning agreement, under S106 Town and Country Planning Act 1990, to mitigate the effects of the scheme.