Waste Planning
Business fund targets recycling

Business fund targets recycling

A fund set up to help businesses expand has invested £7.5m in a recycling company in Teesside.

 

Latest Knowledge Bank

Time for some material change

Time for some material change

02nd December, 2014, Waste Planning

Victoria Hutchin reflects on what the new MRF reporting requirements might mean for local authorities and their waste management planning

 
 
Time to face the facts

Time to face the facts

02nd December, 2014, Waste Planning

Sita chief executive David Palmer-Jones talks about the challenges facing the waste industry and describes how the market is crying out for intervention

 
 

Value and the circular economy

02nd December, 2014, Waste Planning

The biowaste treatment industry is faced with a range of sometimes overlapping challenges which make life difficult for operators and collectors, writes Jakob Rindegren

 
 
The alchemist's dream come true

The alchemist's dream come true

02nd December, 2014, Waste Planning

With a plant planned to be built that will produce enough biofuel to power BA's London City operation twice over, the business of sustainable aviation fuel is about to enjoy a revolution, writes Phil Heard

 
 
 

Latest Casework

Extension to landfill site allowed to enable recycling of tipped material

08th December, 2014, Waste Planning

West Dunbartonshire Council has resolved to grant permission for an extension to a landfill site near the town of Dunbarton, subject to the satisfactory conclusion of a legal agreement to ensure a restoration bond was in place.

 
 

Waste transfer shed approved at HWRC in Aberdeenshire

08th December, 2014, Waste Planning

Aberdeenshire Council has granted permission for a new 400 square metre industrial building at an existing household waste recycling centre in Stonehaven, concluding the site could accommodate the building without harming the area's character.

 
 

Revised proposals allow Lincolnshire recycling site to continue

07th December, 2014, Waste Planning

Lincolnshire County Council resolved on 3 November 2014 to grant retrospective permission for the continuation of recycling at a site in Bourne, near Peterborough.

 
 

Need for asbestos waste landfill cells justified, inspector decides

07th December, 2014, Waste Planning

In allowing an appeal permitting asbestos waste to be tipped at a landfill site on Teesside, an inspector has determined that the council had not substantiated its objection to the scheme on the grounds of a lack of need for the facility.

 
 

Latest Comment

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...

 
 
Government policy on deemed discharge is sensitive to protection and control

Government policy on deemed discharge is sensitive to protection and control

02nd December, 2014, Waste Planning

The development management system is often identified as a major reason why development schemes can be slow to progress.

 
 
Dealing with the sticky issue of waste tourism

Dealing with the sticky issue of waste tourism

02nd December, 2014, Waste Planning

If I take a piece of e-waste to a local collector, it won't end up in a West African dumping yard will it? It certainly shouldn't.

 
 
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.