Waste Planning
Big take-up of council recycling scheme

Big take-up of council recycling scheme

A quarter of households in a London borough have taken up a waste-reduction initiative that sees them earning rewards for throwing away less and recycling more.

 

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

Established waste use of site rejected

27th August, 2014, Waste Planning

Derbyshire County Council has partially approved an application for a certificate of lawfulness for a site at Griffon Road, Ilkeston but has refused to issue a certificate for an adjoining area of land.

 
 

Further development approved at Holsworthy biogas plant, Devon

27th August, 2014, Waste Planning

An application to extend the operations at Holsworthy anaerobic digestion (AD) facility to provide a 20,000m2 glasshouse using waste heat arising from the AD process has been approved.

 
 

Higher stockpiles at waste site refused contrary to officer recommendation

27th August, 2014, Waste Planning

Wiltshire County Council has resolved to refuse an application for an increase in stockpile height to five metres at a waste management facility in Calne.

 
 

ELV and scrap metal recycling centre permitted at former rail yard near Chippenham

27th August, 2014, Waste Planning

Wiltshire County Council has approved the change of use of a site near Corsham to a mixed use including end-of-life vehicle (ELV) processing, waste transfer station and scrap metal recycling.

 
 

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...