Two of the UK's biggest and most influential professional groups on waste management have agreed to work closer together to toughen up policy and technical activities.
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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