One of the UK's oldest and Europe's busiest landfill sites closed for good on 24 February after nearly 50 years of operation.
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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- Municipal waste transfer station approved despite traffic concerns
- Metal recycling building approved after consideration of noise attenuation measures
- Amendments approved to flood alleviation project in Essex
- House clearance storage held to require consent
- Improvements to agricultural slurry lagoon fail to secure consent
- Permission granted for farm-based AD plant near Lampeter