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News round up 5/2

Wakelin awarded; Wiltshire fire ongoing; council waste storage admission; Veolia facility approved

Biffa’s Wakelin awarded

Biffa chief executive Ian Wakelin has been awarded “People-Focused CEO of the Year” at the HR Distinction Awards. He was recognised for his “approachable nature and tireless efforts”.

Press release

Wiltshire recycle centre fire still alight

A fire at a waste recycling centre in Devizes is still burning a week after it began, the fire service has said.

The blaze broke out at the Wiltshire Waste site in Nursteed Road on 28 January.

A Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said a quantity of rubbish was still smouldering, and was expected to stay alight for another week.

Bradford Council stores construction waste without permission

Bradford Council has admitted it is storing construction waste without planning permission, describing it as “regrettable” but necessary.

Last month, the authority applied for planning permission to store up to 4,100 square metres of earth and waste on an area of Council-owned land at Parry Lane, off Bowling Back Lane.

Veolia waste facility approved for Durham

Durham County Council’s county planning committee approved plans for a waste transfer facility during a meeting at County Hall

On 4 February the planning committee gave the go-ahead for Veolia Environmental Services application to build the faciltiy at Bishop Middleham, near Sedgefield.

 

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