Waste planning applications, appeals, court cases and ombudsman reports


Alterations to waste management facility approved retrospectively

Buckinghamshire County Council has allowed two applications seeking to regularise the waste management use of a unit on an industrial park at Cheddington,...

The permit pitfalls to avoid

Environmental permits were breached more than 12,000 times in England in 2017, with the most common reason for non-compliance related to shortcomings in...

Energy from waste

Green light for Suez Lancashire EfW facility

Suez recycling and recovery UK has been granted planning permission to build an energy-from-waste facility in Darwen, Lancashire.

Changes to design of Drakelow renewable energy plant approved

Derbyshire County Council has approved changes to the design and extended the duration of an energy from waste power station on the site of the former...


Flawed odour assessment contributes to AD plant refusal

An anaerobic digester (AD) plant has been refused at a farm in north Yorkshire because of harm to the character and appearance of the local landscape and...

Increased throughput and vehicle movements allowed at compost facility

Essex County Council has approved the continued operation of a composting facility in Epping with variations to the terms of the permission to allow increased...


Ancillary development approved at green belt landfill site

Applications to retain development at a landfill site in the green belt until the completion of landfill operations in 15 years' time have been approved...

Waste import allowed to restore former wastewater treatment works

Proposals to import waste to restore a former wastewater treatment works in the green belt have been approved by Kirklees Council.