Waste planning applications, appeals, court cases and ombudsman reports


Secretary of state directs that recycling use near SSSI not EIA development

Somerset County Council has approved an application for a facility to recycle and recover hardcore, road planings, topsoil, wood and green waste at a 1.3-hectare...

Crusher noise found to intrude on park tranquillity

The crushing and grading of demolition waste was refused at a builder's yard in south Wales, after an inspector concluding that it was harmful to the living...

Energy from waste

Viridor partners with Dutch firm for Scottish gas-to-fuel project

Viridor has signed an agreement to work with Dutch company Carbonoro to deliver a gas clean-up system to transform landfill gas into transport fuel.

£150m gasification plant gets green light

Peel Environmental has secured planning approval to build a bio-substitute natural gas (BioSNG) plant at its Protos site near Ellesmere Port in Cheshire.


Waste recycling and AD facility held to be unacceptable in green belt

A materials recycling facility (MRF) and anaerobic digestion (AD) facility at a former mineral extraction site at Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, has...

Environment Agency to review biowaste sector

The Environment Agency (EA) is to launch a review into permitted waste sites in the biowaste sector as it looks to embed recent legislative changes to...


Temporary inert waste recycling allowed in green belt in order to reclaim derelict site

North Lanarkshire Council has approved a proposal to import and recycle inert waste as a means of restoring a derelict former brickworks at Coatbridge,...

Small-scale waste deposit scheme allowed

A partly retrospective application for the deposit of 600 tonnes of inert excavation waste on land used as a paddock has been approved by Derbyshire County...