Waste Planning
Rubbish idea proves a Barbican hit

Rubbish idea proves a Barbican hit

One year's worth of discarded art materials, newspapers and concert tickets have been pulled together and blended into a giant piece of wall art at one of the UK's foremost art centres.

 

Latest Knowledge Bank

A raw matter of sewage disposal

A raw matter of sewage disposal

01st October, 2014, Waste Planning

Disposal of sewage sludge has become a huge global problem, throwing up significant environmental, social and cost problems all over the globe. But John O'Regan is about to change all that

 
 
Learning the facts of floodplains

Learning the facts of floodplains

01st October, 2014, Waste Planning

Low-lying areas near rivers have attracted human settlement for centuries. Daren Gooddy examines evidence from a study of the Thames floodplain and suggests that legacy landfills could put the functioning of these vital ecosystems at risk

 
 

Stay on message on recycling

01st October, 2014, Waste Planning

How can England's stagnant recycling rate be boosted? Phillip Ward suggests strong data along with good communications can play a vital role in nudging the rate up to more reassuring levels

 
 

New ink on healthcare waste

01st October, 2014, Waste Planning

The NHS spent £86m last year disposing of clinical waste, but proper management of healthcare waste is a must, not just for healthcare professionals, but also for tattooists and salons, writes Matthew Smith

 
 
 

Latest Casework

Planning officer's recommendation overruled in costs award

17th October, 2014, Waste Planning

A local authority in greater Manchester has been judged by an inspector to have acted unreasonably in refusing permission to infill and restore a quarry who concluded that its evidence had been based on generalised fears which were not underpinned by...

 
 

Land drainage improvement scheme in green belt approved

14th October, 2014, Waste Planning

Midlothian Council has approved an application for improvements to the drainage of a 15-hectare field by the importation of inert fill to raise the level by up to two metres.

 
 

Recycling and transfer facility approved on farm business park

14th October, 2014, Waste Planning

An application to use a 0.7-hectare site at the rear of a business park near Bognor Regis as a waste transfer station and materials recycling facility has been approved by West Sussex County Council.

 
 

Agricultural improvement proposal refused due to amenity impacts

14th October, 2014, Waste Planning

An application for a temporary inert waste recycling facility to facilitate the improvement of agricultural land at Mill of Lyne has been refused by Aberdeenshire Council on amenity and traffic grounds.

 
 

Latest Comment

Establishing liability for flooding: factors for mineral and waste schemes

Establishing liability for flooding: factors for mineral and waste schemes

01st October, 2014, Waste Planning

When acquiring a site, the risk of floods must be considered. If there is a potential risk (for example, it is near a river), your lawyers will typically obtain a desk-top report about flood risk on your behalf.

 
 
Hazardous waste deserves higher priority

Hazardous waste deserves higher priority

01st October, 2014, Waste Planning

The correct management of waste is of prime importance to the environment and the UK economy.

 
 
Positive moves at the resource and waste management show

Positive moves at the resource and waste management show

01st October, 2014, Waste Planning

There was much positivity and enthusiasm, albeit tinged with a dose of reality, at this year's RWM show, held with the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) at Birmingham's NEC.

 
 
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...