Waste Planning
Pickles damned over waste plant fiasco

Pickles damned over waste plant fiasco

A controversial report into a council's plans for an energy-from-waste (EfW) incinerator was withheld by the communities secretary for 16 months, by which time the project had been abandoned.

 

Latest Knowledge Bank

Getting your FareShare of food

Getting your FareShare of food

04th February, 2015, Waste Planning

Fighting poverty by redistributing surplus food is FareShare's mission with the company helping feed nearly 100,000 people each year with surplus supplies it receives from the food industry, writes Mark Varney.

 
 
Building a better collection

Building a better collection

04th February, 2015, Waste Planning

Carton waste has not always been dealt with properly and ACE UK is working to inform the public and local authorities about the ease and value of recycling these used containers. Fay Dashper talks about the work being done.

 
 
Shifting to a circular economy

Shifting to a circular economy

04th February, 2015, Waste Planning

It is time for the waste industry to build a new generation of business models and new technologies to attract investment, says Ilian Iliev.

 
 
Systems that make waste work

Systems that make waste work

04th February, 2015, Waste Planning

Funding has helped one company develop its power options for the renewables market and respond to changing market needs. By Sandra Sassow

 
 
 

Latest Casework

House clearance storage held to require consent

27th February, 2015, Waste Planning

An inspector has upheld an enforcement notice seeking to stop a housing association using part of a shop in Shropshire as a waste transfer station, finding that importing objects from complete house clearances had triggered a material change of use.

 
 

Sheep grazing permitted rights claim denied

27th February, 2015, Waste Planning

An inspector has refused to accept that farmland in Lincolnshire can revert back to use for sheep grazing after its periodic use for moto-cross activities.

 
 

Remodelling of grass air strip fails to maintain natural beauty

27th February, 2015, Waste Planning

Plans to remodel the land associated with a grass airstrip in the High Weald AONB in east Sussex would unacceptably undermine the character of the area.

 
 

Alternative site options prevent treatment plan expansion

27th February, 2015, Waste Planning

Anglia Water failed to secure planning permission for a sludge transfer scheme linked to one of its waste water treatment plans in Norfolk an inspector concluding that more suitable sites potentially existed which would have a reduced impact.

 
 

Latest Comment

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.

 
 
Planning policy shift raises barrier to building waste facilities in green belt

Planning policy shift raises barrier to building waste facilities in green belt

04th February, 2015, Waste Planning

Seeking planning permission for a waste scheme in the green belt more often than not requires some legal analysis of planning policy

 
 
An election year not conducive to decision-making is upon us

An election year not conducive to decision-making is upon us

04th February, 2015, Waste Planning

On the first January day the sector adopted another acronym as the TEEP regulations came into force. Councils now need to collect paper, plastic, metals and glass separately, unless they can justify exemption by proving separate collection is not nec...

 
 
New planning bill aimed at meeting the needs of Wales

New planning bill aimed at meeting the needs of Wales

02nd December, 2014, Waste Planning

On 6 October the Planning (Wales) Bill was published, marking the start of an independent planning system for Wales following the grant of direct law-making powers in 2011. The bill is aimed at promoting planning which is better able to respond to th...