Kent County Council has struck a deal for waste collection, treatment and disposal to help schools across Ashford and Shepway districts improve recycling.
It is early days but in time the Planning Court should evolve into a concept we are familiar with and which will then inevitably have more substantial impact.
Judith Damerell is head of planning at Lewis Silkin LLP
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