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Waste watchdog rolls out week of events

Waste watchdog rolls out week of events

More than 75 charities, businesses and organisations will join forces this week for an annual push to waste less.

 

Latest Knowledge Bank

Housing myth goes up in smoke

05th August, 2014, Waste Planning

Long-term house prices are unaffected by modern energy-from-waste plants, according to recent research. Stuart Wagland explains how this surprise finding may knock the wind out of anti-incinerator groups

 
 

Breaking down anaerobic digestion

05th August, 2014, Waste Planning

The deployment of anaerobic digestion is increasing rapidly but the path to progress could be blocked by funding issues. Michael Goldsworthy and Rhona McDonald-Bennett look at the potential and pitfalls outlined in a recent report

 
 
Waste crime and punishment

Waste crime and punishment

05th August, 2014, Waste Planning

Inconsistent punishments for waste crimes meted out from judges has prompted new sentencing guidelines. Cairo Nickolls explains why these are expected to lead to higher fines for waste operators and businesses

 
 
Waiter! More doggy bags, please

Waiter! More doggy bags, please

05th August, 2014, Waste Planning

A unique, off-beat pilot in top Scottish restaurants aims to prevent the equivalent of one in six meals ending up in the bin. Andrew Pankhurst looks at the designer doggy bags set to reduce restaurant food waste

 
 
 

Latest Casework

Wheel-cleaning facilities required on-site given road conditions

19th September, 2014, Waste Planning

Various conditions which were imposed on a planning permission authorising the use of land in Lincolnshire for the crushing and grading of materials in addition to the storage of hardcore and machinery have been judged necessary for highway safety.

 
 

Super sewer wins consent despite construction harm

19th September, 2014, Waste Planning

The Thames Tideway Tunnel, the largest nationally significant infrastructure project (NSIP) to be examined by the Planning Inspectorate, has been given development consent despite adverse visual effects and noise disturbance during the construction p...

 
 

Use of chicken litter as feedstock for AD plant found to be acceptable

14th September, 2014, Waste Planning

Permission has been granted by Lincolnshire County Council to introduce limited quantities of chicken litter as a feedstock at Nocten Fen anaerobic digestion (AD) plant near Lincoln.

 
 

Farm based anaerobic digester appeal dismissed

13th September, 2014, Waste Planning

A planning inspector has dismissed an appeal against the refusal of a 500 kilowatt agricultural anaerobic digester (AD) giving weight to agricultural diversification but deciding that it would be better located on previously developed land.

 
 

Latest Comment

What's there not to like about charging for a single-use bag?

What's there not to like about charging for a single-use bag?

05th August, 2014, Waste Planning

In July, Zero Waste Scotland launched a "carrier bag commitment" for retailers, ready for the introduction of single-use carrier bag charging in October. The carrier bag commitment will recognise businesses that donate the proceeds of the 5p bag char...

 
 
Local planning authorities are becoming more confident about enforcing rules

Local planning authorities are becoming more confident about enforcing rules

05th August, 2014, Waste Planning

Forward planning namely preparing, monitoring and reviewing an area s planning policies often has a higher profile in land development than planning enforcement. Given that the likelihood of securing planning permission for any development, with ...

 
 
Government must stop taking a back seat

Government must stop taking a back seat

04th June, 2014, Waste Planning

Although we still rely on landfill to a significant degree, we are no doubt an industry in steady transition towards a new "resource" economy. It is a difficult journey that requires a wholesale change in the way waste producers and our industry d...

 
 
Frustrating non-specialist judges get short shrift with introduction of Planning Court

Frustrating non-specialist judges get short shrift with introduction of Planning Court

04th June, 2014, Waste Planning

The nature of waste schemes means many operators may have some familiarity with the courts as a result of, say, resisting a challenge to a consent or in disputing enforcement proceedings. One very real frustration can be the determination of comple...