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

Importation of material to restore former opencast site near Maryport approved

29th July, 2015, Waste Planning

A proposal to restore land which had previously been used to store colliery spoil has been approved by Cumbria County Council.

 
 

End of Life Vehicle treatment facility approved after deferral for re-consultation

29th July, 2015, Waste Planning

Falkirk Council has granted permission for end of life vehicle decontamination and deliquidising at All Parts Auto Salvage, Hillview Road, High Bonnybridge after the application was deferred for a site meeting in April.

 
 

Traffic concerns leads to refusal of new MRF building

29th July, 2015, Waste Planning

An application for a new building at a materials recycling facility (MRF) near Newark has been refused by Nottinghamshire County Council contrary to the planning officer's recommendation.

 
 

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 ...

 
 

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