Waste Planning
PFI credit refusal sparks anger

PFI credit refusal sparks anger

A waste company has vowed to fight the government after DEFRA chose to scrap £115m in private finance initiative (PFI) credits for an energy-from-waste facility.

 

Latest Knowledge Bank

A raw matter of sewage disposal

A raw matter of sewage disposal

01st October, 2014, Waste Planning

Disposal of sewage sludge has become a huge global problem, throwing up significant environmental, social and cost problems all over the globe. But John O'Regan is about to change all that

 
 
Learning the facts of floodplains

Learning the facts of floodplains

01st October, 2014, Waste Planning

Low-lying areas near rivers have attracted human settlement for centuries. Daren Gooddy examines evidence from a study of the Thames floodplain and suggests that legacy landfills could put the functioning of these vital ecosystems at risk

 
 

Stay on message on recycling

01st October, 2014, Waste Planning

How can England's stagnant recycling rate be boosted? Phillip Ward suggests strong data along with good communications can play a vital role in nudging the rate up to more reassuring levels

 
 

New ink on healthcare waste

01st October, 2014, Waste Planning

The NHS spent £86m last year disposing of clinical waste, but proper management of healthcare waste is a must, not just for healthcare professionals, but also for tattooists and salons, writes Matthew Smith

 
 
 

Latest Casework

Waste recycling allowed on re-development site for two years

22nd October, 2014, Waste Planning

Temporary permission has been granted retrospectively by Devon County Council for the change of use of industrial buildings and land near Barnstaple to a waste materials reclamation facility.

 
 

Aggregate recycling permitted at highways depot in Caister-On-Sea

22nd October, 2014, Waste Planning

Norfolk County Council has allowed the use of land at an existing highways depot for processing, storage and sale of inert highway materials on a permanent basis.

 
 

Asbestos transfer station approved in East Sussex

22nd October, 2014, Waste Planning

East Sussex County Council has approved an application for change of use from an industrial unit to a waste transfer station (WTS) and asbestos WTS at an out of town industrial estate near Uckfield.

 
 

Planning officer's recommendation overruled in costs award

17th October, 2014, Waste Planning

An inspector has judged a local authority in Greater Manchester to have acted unreasonably in refusing permission to infill and restore a quarry, concluding that its evidence had been based on generalised fears that were not underpinned by evidence.

 
 

Latest Comment

Establishing liability for flooding: factors for mineral and waste schemes

Establishing liability for flooding: factors for mineral and waste schemes

01st October, 2014, Waste Planning

When acquiring a site, the risk of floods must be considered. If there is a potential risk (for example, it is near a river), your lawyers will typically obtain a desk-top report about flood risk on your behalf.

 
 
Hazardous waste deserves higher priority

Hazardous waste deserves higher priority

01st October, 2014, Waste Planning

The correct management of waste is of prime importance to the environment and the UK economy.

 
 
Positive moves at the resource and waste management show

Positive moves at the resource and waste management show

01st October, 2014, Waste Planning

There was much positivity and enthusiasm, albeit tinged with a dose of reality, at this year's RWM show, held with the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) at Birmingham's NEC.

 
 
What's there not to like about charging for a single-use bag?

What's there not to like about charging for a single-use bag?

05th August, 2014, Waste Planning

In July, Zero Waste Scotland launched a "carrier bag commitment" for retailers, ready for the introduction of single-use carrier bag charging in October. The carrier bag commitment will recognise businesses that donate the proceeds of the 5p bag char...