Waste planning applications, appeals, court cases and ombudsman reports


Clinical waste transfer station approved in north-east town

Durham County Council has approved an application for a clinical waste treatment and transfer station on an industrial estate in Spennymoor.

Relocation of HWRC agreed to increase recycling capacity

Hertfordshire County Council has agreed to the relocation of a household waste recycling centre (HWRC) to a council depot in Welwyn Garden City.

Energy from waste

Li-ion batteries account for almost half of waste fires

Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are responsible for 48% of all waste fires occurring in the UK each year, according to research from consultancy Eunomia.

Indaver reaches financial close on Essex EfW project

Indaver has been granted the necessary permits to construct and operate a £500 million energy-from-waste facility in Rivenhall, Essex.


Planning conditions for green waste composting facility in Hertfordshire varied on appeal

An inspector has allowed appeals against the terms of permissions for an increase in throughput of green waste at a composting facility in the metropolitan...

Farm AD plant allowed to treat agricultural waste as feedstock

Shropshire Council has allowed variations to the layout of an on-farm anaerobic digestion plant together with changes to feedstock throughput.


Infill of fishing lake for tourism development approved

Lancashire County Council has allowed a proposal to infill a carp fishing lake to develop 40 static holiday caravans and associated infrastructure.

Deposit of waste for agriculture not permitted development, inspector decides

A planning inspector has upheld an enforcement notice requiring the removal of inert waste, including road planings, stone, rubble, hardcore and building...