Waste planning applications, appeals, court cases and ombudsman reports


Councils avoid recycling fines

Three local authorities that narrowly missed a recycling target last year have managed to avoid fines of hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Relocation of inert waste recycling to farm approved

Somerset County council has approved a proposal for the development of a waste management facility at Green Ore Farm, near Wells.

Energy from waste

RDF boost for the UK

A leading energy-recovery specialist has won a deal to handle up to 170,000 tonnes of refined refuse-derived fuel (RDF) from a waste-management company.

New CHP devours waste wood

A renewables company has rounded off work on a new multimillion-pound combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plant that burns waste wood.


Feedstock limit increased at AD facility

A proposal for a 65% increase in feedstocks to an anaerobic digestion plant in Whitchurch has been approved by Shropshire County Council after the committee...

Permission granted retrospectively for development at waste site

West Sussex County Council has granted permission retrospectively for the installation of a weighbridge, office, wheel wash and canopy at a waste management...


Permission granted to retain site office until landfill restoration completed

An application seeking to clarify the wording of a condition to allow the retention of the existing site office at Wangford landfill site until 2021 has...

No justification demonstrated for agricultural improvement proposal

An application to import construction and demolition waste to re-contour agricultural land has been refused by Somerset County council because the agricultural...