Casework

Waste planning applications, appeals, court cases and ombudsman reports

Recycling

Aggregate recovery operation approved on former plant storage site

Norfolk County Council has approved a proposal to change the use of a site from open storage of plant, materials and aggregate to an aggregate and soil...

Repeat application withdrawn following recommendation to refuse

A proposal to change the use of a site from open storage to end-of-life and scrap metal processing has been withdrawn after officers at Walsall council...

Energy from waste

Controversial ERF decision deferred

Essex County Council has deferred a decision on a controversial energy-from-waste (EfW) plant in Basildon requesting additional information, including...

England's recycling rate drops amid downturn in waste volumes

England's household recycling rate fell by 0.7 percentage points to 43.4% in 2022 as waste volumes also dipped, according to latest figures from Defra.

Composting

NRW introduces new charging scheme for permit applications

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has launched a new charge banding tool, replacing the existing OPRA system for calculating installation permit application...

Suez AD development prioritises rebuild and reuse

Suez has announced plans to repurpose some of the existing buildings at the site where it is set to develop a £35m anaerobic digestion plant as part of...

Landfill

EA sets up unit to target financial fraud in waste

The Environment Agency (EA) has launched a new economic crime unit to undertake financial investigations in the waste sector, as it looks to boost efforts...

Prison sentence reflects long history of unauthorised waste use at airfield site

The High Court and Court of Appeal have imposed a custodial sentence as both a punishment and deterrent to others in a case involving the unauthorised...