Waste Planning
MoD recruits waste manager

MoD recruits waste manager

A waste management company has scooped a deal as part of the biggest ever private infrastructure contract let by the Ministry of Defence.

 

Latest Knowledge Bank

Material concerns on waste

31st March, 2014, Waste Planning

The revised Waste Framework Directive and Material Facility Regulations could become a planning and infrastructure minefield. Dee Moloney looks at how material sorting could change where there is no one-size-fits-all option

 
 

There's something in the air

31st March, 2014, Waste Planning

Staff in materials recycling facilities could be exposing themselves to toxic by-products of airborne dust. Chris Keen explains how workers can be protected from micro-organisms

 
 
Design of the times for waste

Design of the times for waste

31st March, 2014, Waste Planning

Councils and builders need tighter guidance to stop recycling in new developments from flatlining. Andrea Hughes describes how the development of such guidance became a turning point in the drive for a circular economy in one region

 
 

Zero hour for waste in Scotland

31st March, 2014, Waste Planning

The Scottish Planning Policy and National Planning Framework 3 documents are being hyped for their likely impact on development. Colin Hume and Neil Collar look at the implications for waste

 
 
 

Latest Casework

Emission stacks proposal deferred for more information

23rd April, 2014, Waste Planning

Warrington Borough Council has deferred a controversial application for development at a landfill site to consider alternative options and to provide details about health and safety issues.

 
 

Extension of time granted for temporary HWRC while new facility developed

16th April, 2014, Waste Planning

Permission has been granted to extend the period of operation of a household waste recycling centre (HWRC) in Bridport, Dorset for a further two years while a new purpose-built waste management facility was developed.

 
 

Importing waste to restore quarry refused due to impact on AONB

14th April, 2014, Waste Planning

Devon County Council has refused permission for the infilling of a disused quarry to reclaim farmland because of the unacceptable impact on an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB).

 
 

Biomass station consent varied due to overriding need

14th April, 2014, Waste Planning

A consent made under section 36 of the Electricity Act for a 299-megawatt, biomass-fuelled generating station on a former aluminium smelter site in North Wales has been varied due to a continuing overriding need.

 
 

Latest Comment

Policy divergence may cause cross-border issues

Policy divergence may cause cross-border issues

31st March, 2014, Waste Planning

In February the Welsh government published a revised technical advice note (TAN) on waste, replacing guidance originally published in 2001. The new TAN 21 reflects the waste policy context introduced through the European Directive on Waste (2008/98/E...

 
 
Failure to comply with changing WEEE laws could give you a nasty shock

Failure to comply with changing WEEE laws could give you a nasty shock

31st March, 2014, Waste Planning

The scale of the challenge regarding WEEE disposal and its necessary collection, recycling and recovery is clear. The UK alone produces an estimated two million tonnes of WEEE every year and is judged to be the UK s fastest growing waste stream. ...

 
 
Lessons to learn from Europe on waste

Lessons to learn from Europe on waste

31st March, 2014, Waste Planning

The Associate Parliamentary Sustainable Resource Group (APSRG) has called for the UK government to focus its attentions on waste as a resource. A report formally launched to Parliament in December suggests the UK is missing out on extracting value fr...

 
 
Keeping bins out of sight, but not out of mind

Keeping bins out of sight, but not out of mind

05th February, 2014, Waste Planning

When you work in a technical field you can t help being aware of things that do not look right when you are out and about in your daily life. In some ways it s sad, but true of many built environment professions. Right now I m talking about bins. The...