Waste planning applications, appeals, court cases and ombudsman reports


Consultation on coloured bins

Resources charity WRAP has launched a consultation on rolling out colour-coded waste and recycling bins across England.

Coffee drinkers split on charge

The nation's on-the-go coffee drinkers are split on how to improve recycling rates, with some favouring a 5p charge and others calling for more recycling...

Energy from waste

Renewable energy centre refused due to impact on urban expansion and lack of need

Swindon Borough Council has refused permission for a renewable energy centre due to its visual impact and because the applicant had failed to demonstrate...

Watchdog extends EfW deadline

The Environment Agency has extended the deadline for a public consultation on a permit for a proposed energy-from-waste (EfW) facility in south-east England.


Farm AD unit held to be unsuitable for commercial use

Unauthorised development in connection with an anaerobic digestion plant at a farm in West Sussex has been refused permission on appeal.

Permanent retention of green waste treatment facility allowed

An application for the permanent retention of a green waste composting facility at Deep Moor landfill site, near Barnstaple has been approved by Devon...


Extension of time granted for North West landfill site

Cumbria Waste Management has received permission to extend the life of Hespin Wood landfill site, Carlisle until 31 October 2039 and to increase the pre-settlement...