Waste planning applications, appeals, court cases and ombudsman reports


Recycling fires increase due to damaged batteries

The number of fires in the electronic waste management chain is increasing with many firms dealing with blazes on a weekly basis, according to an industry-wide...

Recycling facility emergency response plan approved but drainage not agreed

Details to discharge conditions relating to a tree protection plan, resurfacing of an access road and a site management plan for a materials recycling...

Energy from waste

Amendments agreed for Hertfordshire energy-from-waste plant

Hertfordshire County Council has approved changes to the approved details for Ratty's Lane sustainable energy facility (SEF).

Veolia awarded permit for Lancashire EfW

The Environment Agency (EA) has granted Veolia an environmental permit from for a 350,400-tonne annual capacity energy-from-waste plant near Middleton,...


Increase in feedstock imports permitted for Devon AD plant

Devon County Council has approved proposals to increase road delivery tonnages of feedstock for an anaerobic digestion (AD) plant from 55,000 tonnes a...

Tanks refused for pollution risk to watercourses

Two applications for the retention of liquid organic waste storage tanks at two sites in Lincolnshire have been refused due to concerns over the risk to...


Landfill leachate treatment plant to be retained for 10 years

Hampshire County Council has approved an application to retain a leachate treatment plant at a restored landfill site in south-west Hampshire beyond December...

Revised restoration scheme approved for Hampshire landfill site

Revised restoration proposals for Viridor's Squabbs Wood landfill site have been approved by Hampshire County Council.