Waste planning applications, appeals, court cases and ombudsman reports


Council rethinks waste service

A council is looking at a raft of waste-management measures including delegating litter picking to parish councils or taking the service back in house.

Watchdog refuses waste permit

An environmental watchdog has refused a permit application for a waste storage and treatment facility over fears on its impact on people and nature.

Energy from waste

FIT not fit says ADBA

The government has been urged to beef up policy in support of anaerobic digestion (AD) after ministers said they would continue winding down the feed-in...

Renewables boost for Cotswolds

A waste-management company has bumped up its capacity for generating renewable energy from food waste with a contract to build a new energy plant.


Stack height increase approved at MBT plant to address odour problems

Cumbria County Council has approved plans to increase the height of a biofilter stack at Shanks' mechanical biological treatment plant in Barrow-in-Furness.

Retrospective application for digestate lagoon deferred for further consideration of conditions

An application for a lagoon for digestate storage has received a recommendation for approval after it was not built in accordance with the original consent...


Landfill proposal allowed in green belt to restore quarry

An application to infill an old sandstone quarry in the green belt by importing inert waste has been approved by Kirklees Council, subject to a legal agreement...

Landfill permitted to remediate drainage problems at Surrey golf course

A proposal to remodel a golf course by importing 87,000 tonnes of inert materials has been approved by Surrey County Council.