Waste Planning
First minister opens ERF plant

First minister opens ERF plant

A high-profile energy recovery facility (ERF) that cost £223m to build was officially opened by the leading politician in Wales last week.

 

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

Waste development approved in green belt

05th July, 2015, Waste Planning

Permission has been granted for proposed and retrospective changes to the open storage areas associated with a non hazardous waste treatment and transfer facility in Uxbridge.

 
 

Variations to Suffolk landfill site deemed acceptable

05th July, 2015, Waste Planning

An application seeking to vary conditions on hours of operation and noise limits at a landfill site in Ipswich has been approved by Suffolk County Council.

 
 

Leachate treatment plant approved at Dunbar landfill site

05th July, 2015, Waste Planning

East Lothian Council has approved an application for the construction and operation of a leachate treatment plant comprising a series of storage and treatment tanks within a compound at Dunbar landfill site.

 
 

Weekend and bank hliday operations refused at rural MRF

01st July, 2015, Waste Planning

Lincolnshire County Council has refused to allow extended opening hours for vehicle access and operations at a materials recycling facility at Station Road, Caythorpe, near Newark-on-Trent.

 
 

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