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 Follow this link to read our November 2015 Contaminated Land Newsletter

This newsletter provides an update on contaminated land news covering the following topics:

  • Proposed Housing and Planning Bill
  • Land contamination the costs of remediation
  • New British Standards for site investiagtions
  • ACUMEN landfill project
  • New waste classification - WM3 
  • Proposal for more C4SLs

Follow this link to read our December 2015 Newsletter


 Leslie joins NERC Council

In August 2015 the Managing Director and a Principal Consultant of MJCA, Leslie Heasman, stepped into her new appointment as a member of the Council of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). Read more......


Follow this link to read our article on Development Consent Orders


New European Regulations that change the way in which waste is classified and assessed come into force across the UK on 1 June. These changes affect anyone who produces waste, particularly if their waste is likely to be hazardous. The changes include many small changes to the list of waste (also known as the EWC), major changes to the assessment of hazardous properties used by the list to classify wastes like soil and the addition of a new criteria for persistent organic pollutant. These changes affect the way that assessment and classification must be carried out for 70% of waste codes. It may also result in a change to the current classification for some wastes: a few wastes may change from hazardous to non-hazardous, and vice versa.


Follow this link to read our May 2015 Contaminated Land Newsletter

This newsletter provides an update on contaminated land news covering the following topics:  

  • Environment Agency audit of the DoWCoP
  • Remediation of land contamination in England
  • National Quality Mark scheme
  • Professional standards
  • Other news

Follow this link to read our article on Materials and Waste Management 


Follow this link to read our article on Process Permitting


Follow this link to read our January 2015 Newsletter 


 Final draft guidance for draft guidance published for drilling in waste on landfill sites

 As a member of the Engineering Sub-Group of the Environment Agency’s Landfill Regulation Group, MJCA have been part of the team involved in the preparation of guidance for drilling in waste on landfill sites.  The final draft guidance document was circulated in May 2014 and comprises text agreed with Environment Agency technical staff and members of the Engineering Sub-Group. 

A copy of the final draft guidance may be found at Guidance for drilling in waste on landfill sites.  Once hosting arrangements for the guidance have been made it will be finalised and appropriately badged.  It is not expected that there will be any changes to the text of the guidance during finalisation.   


  Permitting the permanent deposit of waste on land as a recovery activity

In recent years MJCA has obtained from the Environment Agency authorisations for the permanent deposit of waste on land as a recovery activity for the provision of a range of end uses. Read more.....


Environmental Permit for a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) facility

Following on from the successful planning application for the installation and operation of a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) facility for a food manufacturing facility in Essex for which planning permission was granted by the Local Planning Authority in August 2012, MJCA obtained an Environmental Permit variation to authorise the operation of the CHP facility. Read more......

 

 

Follow this link to read our November 2014 Contaminated Land Newsletter

This newsletter provides an update on contaminated land news covering the following topics: 

  • Quality mark for brownfield
  • Change to the DoWCoP scheme
  • Housing development on brownfield land
  • Existing and new soil guideline criteria
  • The use of C4SLs in the planning regime

Follow this link to read our April 2014 Contaminated Land Newsletter

This newsletter provides an update on contaminated land news covering the following topics: 

  • Contaminated Land Capital grants funding slashed!
  • Category 4 Screening Levels published
  • Initial Observations of Defra's Contaminated sites in Europe
  • Progress on the management of contaminated sites in Europe
  • Site Waste Management Plans scrapped
  • EA to introduce pre-application charging

Follow this link to read our 2013 Anniversary Newsletter


 

Follow this link to read our August 2013 Contaminated Land Newsletter


This newsletter provides an update on Contaminated Land News covering the following topics:

  • Category 4 screening level update - further progress on the C4SLs
  • The State of Nature - protecting wildlife on brownfield land
  • New standard for ground gas assessment - British Standard published
  • Revised waste classification - rWM2 published
  • SPoCW and SPoSPoCW - EA guidance on the pollution of controlled water
  • National panel of experts - now up and running

 

Follow this link to read our March 2013 Contaminated Land Newsletter

 

This newsletter provides an update on Contaminated land News covering the following topics: 

  •  What happened 30 years ago in contaminated land?

  •  The Taylor Review - Lord Taylor's report on the review into Government planning practice guidance

  • GP3 - Groundwater Protection: principles and Practice



Follow this link to read ourMarch 2013 Newsletter


Application for a Material Recycling Facility and Gasifier

MJCA have been involved in the preparation and submission of an application for the installation and operation of a materials recycling facility adjacent to an existing non hazardous waste landfill site in Oxfordshire. Read more.....



Follow this link to read our November 2012 Contaminated Land Newsletter

This newsletter provides an update on Contaminated Land News covering the following topics: 

  • Contaminated land Part 2A - National Panel of Experts
  • Waste not, want not! - The Definition of Waste: Development Industry Code of Practice
  • C4SL - Category 4 Screening Levels
  • Asbestos in Soil
  • Background contamination

Landfill Capping using Clay sourced under the CL:AIRE protocol

 MJCA have recently completed the design, specification and supervision of the placement of a low hydraulic conductivity clay cap at a former landfill at Hithermoor Quarry in Surrey. Read more.........


Follow this link to read our July 2012 Contaminated Land Newsletter

This newsletter provides an update on Contaminated Land News covering the following topics: 

  • Contaminated land and planning, where are we now? The National Planning Policy framework 
  • New statutory guidance for contaminated land - revised Part 2A guidance
  • Sink or swim? - new technical guidance in the NPPF, new EA guidance and National Standards for SuDS
  • Geochemical data for soils - new BGS study 

Follow this link to read our February 2012  Contaminated Land Newsletter.                      

This newsletter provides an update on Contaminated Land News covering the following topics:

  • Landfill Tax Relief - rethink on tax relief
  • Update on contaminated land regulations - changes to Part 2A laid in Parliament
  • Civil sanctions for environmental offences - first offence for pollution to water
  • Unlocking landfill - opportunities for landfill sites
  • New qualitative risk assessment - NDA produce new guidance 

Here is a link to our November 2011 Contaminated Land Newsletter


Here is a link to our July 2011   Contaminated Land Newsletter         


Here is a link to our June 2011 Briefing Note on the Industrial Emissions Directive 2010/75/EU


MJCA Quarry Management Magazine May 2011 Article - 'Unspoiling the Environment' Sustainable quarry restoration using colliery spoil extractive waste 


Recently the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 came into force. The changes in the regulations mean that many activities which were previously exempt from the need to have an Environmental Permit will no longer be able to benefit from the use of the exemptions. The following briefing note outlines one of the mechanisms by which materials may be re-used without the benefit of an Environmental Permit. Here is a link to our Briefing Note   


MJCA secured recently on behalf of a client surrender notices issued by the Environment Agency for two Environmental Permits for adjacent inert waste landfill sites.   Read more....... 


 Here is a link to our June 2010 briefing note on the Mining Waste Directive. Including update November 2010   Mining Waste Directive


 To facilitate mineral extraction in the extension at Tarmac's Durnford quarry a meadow of speicies rich neutral grassland of high conservation value had to be translocated to a new site at Aston Hill.  MJCA prepared detailed specifications and method statements to accommodate the move.  Over 100,000 turves were relocated all of which are alive and thriving today .... a translocation success!