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.
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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Locals who ramp up their recycling are now being offered free swims by a local authority keen to prevent waste going to landfill.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
Temporary planning permission for the erection of a building and construction of earth bunds to facilitate the processing of inert waste would unacceptably harm the character of west Sussex and lead to highway dangers, an inspector ruled.
The use of land within the New Forest national park in Hampshire for the processing of up to 20,000 tonnes of waste would be inconsistent with the cultural heritage of the area, an inspector concluded.
Warrington Council has refused a proposal to import green waste for open windrow composting at Diggle Green Farm on the grounds it is inappropriate in the green belt despite permission having been granted for a similar use.
- Permission granted for MRF following the inclusion of revised noise and dust management measures
- Importation of waste to form manege not justified, council decides
- Anaerobic digester thought to harm qualities of Yorkshire Dales National Park
- Knowsley Council minded to approve controversial anaerobic digestion facility
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.
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.
Over the past two months there has been a trend of applications seeking to extend waste catchment areas.
Anyone needing planning permission will know the importance of the statutory development plan in the planning determination
- National need for gas storage facility outweighs landscape harm
- Recycling and energy plant rejected after high court challenge
- Extension of time granted for restoration at Greenburn surface mine
- Waste transfer operation incompatible with national park designation
- Trial run for inert waste processing rejected on character and highway ground
- Granite quarry permitted to reopen in North Wales AONB