Waste Planning
New plant tackles zero-waste

New plant tackles zero-waste

Start of building work on a £177m energy recovery facility (ERF) has been hailed as giving a major boost to Scotland's ambitions to become a zero-waste nation.

 

Latest Knowledge Bank

Recyclers rewarded with free swims

16th June, 2015, Waste Planning

Locals who ramp up their recycling are now being offered free swims by a local authority keen to prevent waste going to landfill.

 
 
The austerity study laid bare

The austerity study laid bare

03rd June, 2015, Waste Planning

Local authorities and their waste management contractors continue to feel the full impact that funding cuts have had on front-line services, write Adam Read and Sarahjane Widdowson.

 
 
Fire prevention in the waste sector

Fire prevention in the waste sector

03rd June, 2015, Waste Planning

The legal requirement to carry out detailed assessments of fire risks within any premises requires that waste companies first seek guidance from their local fire and rescue authority, writes Daniel Waldron.

 
 
Waste put to good use

Waste put to good use

03rd June, 2015, Waste Planning

The energy-from-waste market is burgeoning, boosted by the government's new 'contract for difference' subsidy scheme. Gareth Simkins takes a look at plants currently in the development pipeline.

 
 
 

Latest Casework

Recycling and energy plant rejected after high court challenge

24th July, 2015, Waste Planning

The secretary of state, following recovery of an appeal involving a recycling and energy recovery facility in the Hertfordshire green belt, decided that permission should be denied following a High Court's decision to strike down a previous decision ...

 
 

Trial run for inert waste processing rejected on character and highway ground

24th July, 2015, Waste Planning

Temporary planning permission for the erection of a building and construction of earth bunds to facilitate the processing of inert waste would unacceptably harm the character of west Sussex and lead to highway dangers, an inspector ruled.

 
 

Waste transfer operation incompatible with national park designation

24th July, 2015, Waste Planning

The use of land within the New Forest national park in Hampshire for the processing of up to 20,000 tonnes of waste would be inconsistent with the cultural heritage of the area, an inspector concluded.

 
 

Increased capacity at open windrow compost site refused due to harm to the green belt

20th July, 2015, Waste Planning

Warrington Council has refused a proposal to import green waste for open windrow composting at Diggle Green Farm on the grounds it is inappropriate in the green belt despite permission having been granted for a similar use.

 
 

Latest Comment

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.

 
 
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.

 
 
How waste has become a commodity in the marketplace

How waste has become a commodity in the marketplace

03rd June, 2015, Waste Planning

Over the past two months there has been a trend of applications seeking to extend waste catchment areas.

 
 
Neighbourhood development plans give communities a greater say

Neighbourhood development plans give communities a greater say

02nd April, 2015, Waste Planning

Anyone needing planning permission will know the importance of the statutory development plan in the planning determination