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Council approves energy recovery plant

Council approves energy recovery plant

Flintshire County Council has awarded planning consent to an energy-recovery facility that will generate enough power to meet the needs of 30,000 homes.

 

Latest Knowledge Bank

Daring to develop on the plains

Daring to develop on the plains

02nd April, 2015, Waste Planning

Developers should not dismiss flood plains as waste site locations, writes Kevin Parr, but learn from one company's experience securing planning permission through flood risk mitigation and the provision of flood compensation

 
 
Digging for treasure in the trash

Digging for treasure in the trash

02nd April, 2015, Waste Planning

Landfill mining may not appear immediately viable on a large scale, but Kathryn Warren and Adam Read believe the spiralling demand for resources will see such operations becoming crucial in the near future It has been almost two years since Ricard...

 
 
Academics and anaerobics

Academics and anaerobics

02nd April, 2015, Waste Planning

Cranfield University's new research pilot plant will make a central contribution to expanding the anaerobic digestion sector. Cecilia Fenech describes its industrial-scale facilities and potential for supporting innovation

 
 
Getting to know your waste

Getting to know your waste

02nd April, 2015, Waste Planning

New technical guidance on hazardous waste classification is about to be published but many are still grappling with major changes contained in the previous version. Amy Parekh-Pross sheds light on how to test waste for safe disposal

 
 
 

Latest Casework

Conservation area location leads to refusal of waste transfer station

22nd May, 2015, Waste Planning

Following a site visit, Sandwell Council has refused, contrary to the planning officer's recommendation, a proposal to construct a waste transfer building on open industrial land.

 
 

Small-scale landfill proposal contrary to green belt policy

22nd May, 2015, Waste Planning

Oxfordshire County Council has refused permission for the spreading of soil and topsoil on an open field on the western side of Oxford in the green belt and an area of high landscape value.

 
 

Need for additional landfilling to secure satisfactory restoration

22nd May, 2015, Waste Planning

Importing further waste to a landfill site in the Cheshire green belt was judged necessary to ensure adequate restoration.

 
 

Hazardous waste site approved on basis of need

22nd May, 2015, Waste Planning

The secretary of state has granted development consent for the construction of new hazardous waste management facilities as an extension to an existing landfill site in the green belt in Skelmersdale.

 
 

Latest Comment

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

 
 
Are the green bank's EfW investments justified?

Are the green bank's EfW investments justified?

02nd April, 2015, Waste Planning

The Green Investment Bank's (GIB's) investment in energy-from-waste (EfW) projects has come under fire more than once - most recently from consultancy Eunomia

 
 
A fresh format shows how food waste is past its sell-by date

A fresh format shows how food waste is past its sell-by date

02nd April, 2015, Waste Planning

The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has published the findings of a study to demonstrate the business case for preventing food waste by reviewing and extending product life, even by just one day

 
 
Show government what a vision should look like

Show government what a vision should look like

04th February, 2015, Waste Planning

If you looked through the waste trade press in the last quarter of 2014 you would have gained a varied and conflicting picture of the current state of waste infrastructure in the UK.