Tag: Planning

Guest blog: update from ADBA group producing odour guide

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Dr Stephen Wise (pictured above), Waste Sector Director at Amec Foster Wheeler discusses how ADBA's Training, Safety and Environment working group is tackling odour. Stephen is a recognised and well known expert within the waste management sector with over 20 years of experience at a senior level working for…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, odour, training, safety and environment working group, planning, environmental permitting

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Plandescil Ltd Consulting Engineers Attleborough becomes Employee Owned

Plandescil Ltd Consulting Engineers - Planning for the next generation Launched in 1979 and still showing strong signs of growth, the Directors at Plandescil have taken steps to ensure the company continues and remains in safe hands for many years to come. Utilising the “John Lewis” business model…

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Tags: member's press release, plandescil ltd, surveying, civil planning, planning, environmental impact assessments, engineering, water sector, anaerobic digestion

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: How to make (and not lose) money on compact AD

Ten things UK farmers need to know New Generation Biogas (NGB) and Clean Energies Investor at ADBA 2016 Birmingham, NEC Stand No. G301 At this year’s ADBA Exhibition on 6 and 7 July, NGB and Clean Energies Investor will be running a series of farmer clinics on the “10 steps to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, uk ad & biogas 2016, compact ad, on farm ad, small scale AD, planning, crop operators, capex, opex, uk ad & biogas clinics

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Rural Planning Review: our response

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The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) Rural Planning Review provided opportunity for the AD industry to comment on how AD plants should be seen in the planning system and to provide suggestions for changes to permitted development (PD) rights. …

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Tags: consultation, rural planning review, permitted development, anaerobic digestion, crop operators, Defra, DCLG, thom koller, planning, small scale AD, on farm ad

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Planning rights for AD

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The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) launched the Rural Planning Review, giving members the opportunity to set out how AD should be seen in the planning system and to contribute on how it could be improved through changes to…

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Tags: consultation, rural planning review, permitted development, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, crop operators, Defra, DCLG, planning, on farm ad, small scale AD, thom koller

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Rural Planning Review: case study on permitted development rights

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A few weeks ago the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) launched the Rural Planning Review. The Review gives members the opportunity to set out how AD should be seen in the planning system and allows members to respond to…

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Tags: consultation, rural planning review, permitted development, anaerobic digestion, Defra, DCLG, crop operators, food waste operators, planning, on-farm AD, small scale AD

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Rural Planning Review: how to make planning AD-friendly?

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Last week the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) launched a call for evidence on the Rural Planning Review.  The Review provides opportunity for members to set out how AD should be seen in the planning system and allows…

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Tags: DCLG, Defra, planning, rural planning review, small scale AD, on-farm AD, permitted development, Environment Agency, anaerobic digestion, crop operators

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Anaerobic digestion: fuelling the way to greener, smarter cities

The concept of a ‘smart city’ is often taken to mean cutting-edge digital technology, but it is just as important that planners and architects embed circular economic models at the heart of our future city designs. As well as supporting a sustainable portfolio of urban renewable energy technologies,…

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Tags: clickgreen media, editorial, smart cities, urban landscapes, future cities, planning, Green investment Bank, Circular Economy, closed loop, shaun kingsbury, recycling, biomethane, energy infrastructure, source segregation, food waste, Derek Sivyer

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The Green Belt & AD

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A recent appeal decision relating to a proposed AD facility near Bury, Greater Manchester has sparked a heated debate. The plant was planned to be located next to a concrete products manufacturing plant and would process 45,000 tonnes of food waste to generate up to 1.8 MW of electricity and heat, as…

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Tags: green belt, will bushby, planning, crop operators

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Planning requirement dropped from waste permitting

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Those AD plants considered “waste operations” under the Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR) will no longer need to obtain planning permission before applying for an environmental permit. This announcement has come in Defra’s response to a consultation making a number of amendments to the EPR, and you can see the…

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Tags: Defra, EA, Matt Hindle, permitting, planning, Waste

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Prism Planning scores hat-trick in single planning committee

ADBA MEMBER PRESS RELEASE North East planning consultancy Prism Planning is celebrating after securing three separate planning applications in one sitting. Managing director and planning consultant Steve Barker was at Hambleton District Council’s planning committee on Thursday as two planning applications for anaerobic digestion (AD) plants and a third…

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Tags: on-farm, planning, Prism Planning

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CLG consult on updated waste planning policy

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Government yesterday published a consultation on updated waste planning policy. The updated policy will replace Planning Policy Statement 10 (published July 2005), and will sit alongside the proposed new Waste Management Plan for England. On energy from waste, the updated planning policy will introduce ‘additional text encouraging the use of heat as…

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Tags: co-digestion, co-location, DCLG, planning

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Planning for a successful AD project

UK AD & BIOGAS EXHIBITOR NEWS Getting the necessary planning permission can be a major hurdle for an anaerobic digester project but careful design, consultation and communication can help smooth the path. Speaking at the ‘Planning for Success’ seminar on the second day of UK AD & Biogas 2013, Stephen Locke,…

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AD plant to go ahead after appeal with full costs awarded

ADBA MEMBER PRESS RELEASE Plans for a farm-based anaerobic digestion facility in County Durham will go ahead after the planning inspectorate allowed an appeal against the proposals being refused. Full costs have also been awarded to the appellant after Durham County Council’s planning committee went against officer recommendations when…

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Tags: durham, national planning policy framework, on-farm, planning, Prism Planning, sustainable waste policy, Waste Policy

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AD planning data

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Details of all AD projects within the planning system in the UK are now available for ADBA members via our website here. This page explains how to access DECC’s planning database, which shows up-to-date figures on which company has made an application, where the plant will be located, its…

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Tags: DECC, planning

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