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|Posted by hertswow on February 5, 2019 at 10:10 AM||comments (0)|
Re: PLANNING AND COMPULSORY PURCHASE ACT 2004 SECTION 55 AND SCHEDULE
Application by Veolia ES (Hertfordshire) Ltd
Site Address: 2 Ratty's Lane, HODDESDON, Hertfordshire, EN11 0RF
Tim Salter of the Planning Inspectorate has just notified us that:
"The Inspector’s report has been sent to the Secretary of State for consideration ... a decision
will be issued on or before 7 May 2019."
|Posted by hertswow on February 3, 2019 at 5:20 PM||comments (0)|
The Planning Inspectorate's Report on the Rattys Lane, Hoddesdon, incinerator proposal is expected to be sent to the Secretary of State by 4th February.
Note, if registered for such notification: "You will be advised, following submission of the Inspector’s report to the Secretary of State, of the timetable set for the Secretary of State’s decision in accordance with the requirements of Schedule 2 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, where applicable."
|Posted by hertswow on January 1, 2019 at 4:05 AM||comments (1)|
+++ BEST WISHES FOR 2019! +++
Several of the items in this morning's Today programme were relevant to sustainable living, materials and waste, notably:
BBC Radio 4 Today programme, 08:20-08:23
Samantha Harding of CPRE explains about how much of the materials, especially plastics, that were exported to China are sent elsewhere or incinerated here in the UK.
"too much incineration ... at the bottom of the Waste Hierarchy ... quite rightly the last resort ... sending them up in flames when we can't use that resource again ... within England we've hit ... a ... plateau in our recyclyng rates ... our waste, which is actually of pretty poor quality ... big opportunity beginning with the Government's Resource & Waste Strategy ... 20 years after we introduced kerbside recycling, we're starting to have proper conversations ... We need to really improve our collection systems ... looking to reduce, looking to re-use and swapping in other types of materials for certain kinds of plastics.").
|Posted by hertswow on December 20, 2018 at 3:10 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted by hertswow on December 19, 2018 at 4:40 PM||comments (0)|
Resources & Waste Strategy for England, 18th December 2018 (pages 90-91)
4.1.3 Launching a ‘fly-tipping toolkit’
"There are examples of good practice that can be drawn on, for example the Hertfordshire Waste Partnership which brought together a range of organisations to agree on a common approach to tackling fly-tipping and sharing intelligence, which saw an 18% fall in incidents between 2016/17 and 2017/18. Evidence suggests that a lack of knowledge and experience sharing is contributing to the problem. We will therefore create a ‘fly-tipping toolkit’, a web-based tool hosted by the National Fly-tipping Prevention Group to help tackle the issue.
It will cover:
See also Duncan Jones's comment via LinkedIn:
A presentation about the National Fly Tipping Group is available online:
|Posted by hertswow on December 19, 2018 at 12:50 PM||comments (0)|
Closes 18 Jan 2019, Opened 18 Dec 2018: https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/psc/al3-6rp-veolia-es-uk-limited/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">link
"We are seeking your comments on an environmental permit application received from Veolia ES (UK) Limited for
Redbournbury Treatment Plant, Redourn Road, Hertfordshire, AL3 6PR"
See the Non Technical Summary document for details: "Adding a scheduled activity 5.3A(1)(a)(ii) – disposal or recovery of hazardous waste with a capacity exceeding 10 tonnes per day involving physico-chemical treatment"
"This application seeks to add a new tank (R3) within the Redbournbury Treatment Plant permit boundary, to complement the existing two reaction tanks R1 and R2. R3 will be the same dimensions (7.4m high x 4.0m diameter) and volume (56m3) as the existing tanks." "A third reaction tank would mean that current reaction tanks can be thoroughly inspected, repaired or replaced without affecting the sites operation. In addition the third tank would increase the treatment capacity of the site (by >10/day) for future growth."
Permit Number: EPR/BW3281IA/V005
Contact: The Land Team, 03708 506 506, [email protected]
|Posted by hertswow on December 18, 2018 at 2:50 AM||comments (0)|
Defra has now published the UK Government's Resources & Waste Strategy for England: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/resources-and-waste-strategy-for-england" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">link
Much will depend on the ensuing consultations, policies and measures for implementation!
|Posted by hertswow on December 11, 2018 at 8:25 AM||comments (0)|
The Hertfordshire Waste Partnership's Annual Report for 2017/18 is now available online: https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/media-library/documents/environment-and-planning/waste-and-recycling/hwp-annual-report-2017.18-final.pdf " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">link
Duncan Jones MCIWM is the Partnership Development Manager and Chairman of the Hertfordshire Fly Tipping Group. His announcement identified the following highlights:
The cpncluded that "As always the HWP is keen to hear from our stakeholder organisations on any aspect of the annual report or indeed the work of the waste partnership."
|Posted by hertswow on December 10, 2018 at 6:45 AM||comments (0)|
We welcome publication by the UK Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU) of its latest report of one of the largest studies to date on health risks of municipal waste incineration: (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160412018316398#s0085" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">link)
'Fetal growth, stillbirth, infant mortality and other birth outcomes near UK municipal waste incinerators; retrospective population based cohort and case-control study'
in: Environment International, in press, corrected proof.
Received 26 July 2018, Revised 8 October 2018, Accepted 31 October 2018, Available online 22 November 2018.
This large national study found no evidence for increased risk of a range of birth outcomes, including birth weight, preterm delivery and infant mortality, in relation to either MWI emissions or living near an MWI operating to the current EU waste incinerator regulations in Great Britain. The study should be generalisable to other MWIs operating to similar regulations and with similar waste streams."
Some cautionary notes
The article is carefully worded to reflect the study's remit, approach, methods and findings. However the latter are liable to be misinterpreted, especially in reportage and during consideration of planning policies and applications for development:
|Posted by hertswow on November 23, 2018 at 9:30 AM||comments (0)|
Herts. County Council has published its latest performance figures as follows: https://democracy.hertfordshire.gov.uk/documents/s3864/09%20Item%208%20Waste%20Management%20Performance%20indicator%20update.pdf" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">link
Report of the Director of Environment & Infrastructure to the Community Safety & Waste Management Cabinet Panel on 9th Nov. 2018
1. Purpose of report
1.1. To present the latest set of waste management performance indicators.
2.1. This is the second report containing the revised set of waste management performance indicators including the Waste Disposal Authority (WDA) function, Hertfordshire Residual Waste Treatment Programme (RWTP), the Hertfordshire Household Waste Recycling Service (HWRS) and Hertfordshire Waste Partnership (HWP) performance.
2.2. This report includes all the agreed performance indicators updated with the latest information for Members to consider.
. . .
4. Waste Disposal Authority function indicators
4.1. The official 2017/18 figures will be released by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) in December 2018 and will be presented in the next performance report, along with regional and national averages.
4.2. However, current indications show a fall in the recycling and compost rate from 52.2% to 50.9% (figure 1). Both dry recycling and composting have seen a decline, whilst residual waste has increased.
4.3. As shown in figure 11 of the HWP performance section there has a been a decline in dry recycling collected by five out of the ten Waste Collection Authorities (WCAs) along with a drop in performance at HWRCs.
4.4. Despite this decline in performance the rate still remains above the target of 50%. However, it is likely that the Resources and Waste Strategy expected this autumn will adopt new targets to increase the level of recycling, composting and re-use to 65% by 2035 and therefore all eleven authorities will need to work together to significantly improve rates. This is likely to necessitate changes to the Joint Municpal Waste Management Strategy (JMWMS) for Hertfordshire and will also include input into the anticipated consultations on new Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations, Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) and the consistency agenda.
5. Hertfordshire Residual Waste Treatment Programme (RWTP) Project
. . .
5.4. The delay to the programme for the Rye House Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) means there is a requirement to secure short term ‘bridging’ contracts from 2020/21 to the point where Rye House (if positively determined) is operational or to provide alternative short term arrangements whilst a longer term view is developed. The majority of disposal arrangements under the current set of residual waste contracts expire in March 2021, with some arrangements coming to an end in 2020. The procurement process has been initiated with an Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) notice published in early October and it is anticipated that award will be in January 2019.
. . .
HWRC Service update
A soft launch of the new Waterdale ReUse Centre took place on 22 September. Interest in the centre is already brisk, with an official opening planned for late November.
. . .
8. Hertfordshire Waste Partnership (HWP) Annual Report
8.1. "The 2017/18 HWP Annual report is in production and will be presented alongside the next performance indicator report.