Waste planning applications, appeals, court cases and ombudsman reports


Warning over PM's industrial strategy

Industry figures are piling on pressure to the government to make resource efficiency the heart of its industrial strategy.

Recycling facility refused for odour impact on school and allotments

A recycling facility at an industrial unit in a mixed use area of west London was refused for harm to the living conditions of a school and allotments,...

Energy from waste

EfW plant approved to support Merseyside employer

A 15MW energy-from-waste plant processing 150,000 tonnes a year of refuse-derived fuel (RDF) has been approved by St Helens Council at a site within Pilkington's...

Gasification gets the go-ahead

Some of the world's biggest corporate names such as Rolls-Royce have worked with the government to back a commercial waste gasification demonstration plant.


Agricultural fertiliser storage lagoon refused due to impact of deliveries

An appeal relating to a proposal for a digestate storage lagoon at a farm in Hertfordshire has been dismissed due to the character of the haul route leading...

Additional generating capacity allowed at AD plant

North Lanarkshire Council has approved the installation of an additional combined heat and power plant at an existing anaerobic digestion facility in Cumbernauld.


Landfill application refused for lack of biodiversity assessment

East Ayrshire Council has refused an application to infill a former reservoir because nature conservation interests had not been taken fully into account.

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...