Waste planning applications, appeals, court cases and ombudsman reports


Recycling rates creep up

Household recycling rates across England increased by 0.6% to 44.9% in 2016 according to DEFRA figures last week.

Recycling Village in new deal

South Tyneside Council has signed a contract for the operation of its award-winning Recycling Village in Middlefields.

Energy from waste

More time allowed for commencement of energy facility after review of environmental information

Permission has been granted by North Lanarkshire Council to modify conditions relating to a proposed energy from waste plant at the former Drumshangie...

Massive energy park planned

A waste specialist last week revealed plans to build a monster energy park to generate nearly 100 megawatts of electricity and divert 650,000 tonnes of...


AD facility approved for commercial use

An application to change the use of an agri-based anaerobic digestion facility to a commercial anaerobic digestion (AD) facility has been approved by Lincolnshire...

Biomass boiler approved at green waste composting site

Staffordshire County Council has permitted the replacement of an in-vessel composting facility with a biomass boiler facility at a site near Lichfield.


Importation of fill approved to create stable development platform

The London Borough of Havering has approved a proposal involving the importation of fill to enable future development of the former Ford assembly plant...

Closing in on the fly-tippers

Fly-tipping incidents have soared by a third over the past four years, yet 99.8% of waste dumping incidents go unpunished. Peter Prior suggests how to...