Friends of the Earth Cardiff - Cardiff http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/taxonomy/term/40/all en Cardiff incinerator court case http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/cardiff-incinerator-court-case <p><img src="/files/foecardiff/images/Incinerator_Chimney_Smoke_300x209.jpg" alt="Chimney belching smoke" width="300" height="209" /></p> <p>Barrister Alex Goodman told the Cardiff High Court that Cardiff council must &ldquo;quash&rdquo; their decisions that allowed Viridor to start building their incinerator because they were taken unlawfully.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/cardiff-incinerator-court-case">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/cardiff-incinerator-court-case#comments archive Waste Cardiff Splott waste Thu, 19 Dec 2013 17:02:01 +0000 Chris 588 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Environment Bill may stop incinerator contract http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/environment-bill-may-stop-incinerator-contract <p><img width="500" height="375" alt="Black waste bags containing recyclable items" src="/files/foecardiff/images/black_waste_bag.jpg" /></p> <p>The Prosiect Gwyrdd contract to burn waste in Viridor&rsquo;s Cardiff incinerator may be stopped by the Environment Bill. The council was due to be sign an expensive 25-year contract with Viridor at the end of September, but it is threatened by the draft Bill which was published on 23rd October.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/environment-bill-may-stop-incinerator-contract">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/environment-bill-may-stop-incinerator-contract#comments archive Waste Butetown Cardiff Splott waste Wed, 27 Nov 2013 18:50:22 +0000 Chris 587 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Cardiff Council waste collection consultation http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/cardiff-council-waste-collection-consultation <p><img width="500" height="375" alt="Black waste bags" src="/files/foecardiff/images/black_waste_bag.jpg" /></p> <p>The Welsh Government has set a 70 per cent waste diversion target for councils to achieve by 2025. While councils in Wales have achieved significant increases in the amount of waste diverted they still have some way to go to achieve the target.</p> <p>Recent research by Cardiff Council has found that half of the materials in residual (black bag) waste in some areas could have been recycled.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/cardiff-council-waste-collection-consultation">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/cardiff-council-waste-collection-consultation#comments archive Waste Cardiff Sun, 03 Nov 2013 17:02:22 +0000 Chris 583 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Legal challenge to the Cardiff waste incinerator http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/legal-challenge-cardiff-waste-incinerator <p><img width="300" height="209" src="/files/foecardiff/images/Incinerator_Chimney_Smoke_300x209.jpg" alt="Smoke from an incinerator chimney" /></p> <p><em>Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth</em></p> <p>Friends of the Earth Cymru has launched a legal challenge against plans by the Welsh Government to fund a massive &pound;105m waste incinerator in Cardiff. The action comes as Cardiff City Council and its partners are poised to sign a contract committing the city to 25 years of waste incineration.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/legal-challenge-cardiff-waste-incinerator">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/legal-challenge-cardiff-waste-incinerator#comments archive Waste Cardiff Splott waste Thu, 10 Oct 2013 17:40:46 +0000 Chris 584 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Ask Cardiff Council to get Llanishen Reservoir refilled http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/ask-cardiff-council-get-llanishen-reservoir-refilled <p><img width="500" height="375" alt="Lisvane Reservoir closure notice" src="/files/foecardiff/images/Llanishen_Reservoir_closure_notice.jpg" /></p> <p><em>Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth</em></p> <p>Llanishen Reservoir was built by the Victorians. It is a Grade II listed structure, and the grassland surrounding it is a SSSI.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/ask-cardiff-council-get-llanishen-reservoir-refilled">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/ask-cardiff-council-get-llanishen-reservoir-refilled#comments archive Planning Cardiff Llanishen planning Wed, 21 Aug 2013 17:11:44 +0000 Chris 578 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Reject the Viridor incinerator bid http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/reject-viridor-incinerator-bid <p><img width="300" height="209" src="/files/foecardiff/images/Incinerator_Chimney_Smoke_300x209.jpg" alt="Incinerator chimney belching smoke" /></p> <p><em>Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth</em></p> <p>The councillors of Caerphilly, Cardiff, Monmouthshire, Newport, and Vale of Glamorgan are due in the next few days to vote on whether to accept Viridor's bid to burn council black bag waste in their incinerator.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/reject-viridor-incinerator-bid">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/reject-viridor-incinerator-bid#comments archive Waste Cardiff Splott waste Wed, 27 Feb 2013 21:33:19 +0000 Chris 555 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Desision on incinerator planning enforcement postponed http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/desision-incinerator-planning-enforcement-postponed <p><img width="300" height="209" alt="Chimney belching smoke" src="/files/foecardiff/images/Incinerator_Chimney_Smoke_300x209.jpg" /></p> <p><em>Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth</em></p> <p>At the Planning committee yesterday all three councillors for Splott &ndash; Gretta Marshall, Huw Thomas, and Luke Holland &ndash; said that they believed enforcement action should be taken to stop Viridor&rsquo;s unauthorised building of the Cardiff incinerator.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/desision-incinerator-planning-enforcement-postponed">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/desision-incinerator-planning-enforcement-postponed#comments archive Waste Butetown Cardiff Splott waste Thu, 10 Jan 2013 18:06:48 +0000 Chris 550 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Who is in charge of planning in Cardiff? http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/who-charge-planning-cardiff <p><img width="300" height="209" alt="Chimney belching smoke" src="/files/foecardiff/images/Incinerator_Chimney_Smoke_300x209.jpg" /></p> <p><em>Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth</em></p> <p>Are the elected councillors in charge of planning in Cardiff or Viridor?</p> <p>Viridor started building their incinerator in August 2012 without having met all the planning conditions set by Cardiff Council.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/who-charge-planning-cardiff">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/who-charge-planning-cardiff#comments archive Waste Butetown Cardiff Splott waste Mon, 17 Dec 2012 17:10:41 +0000 Chris 549 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Stop Cardiff Council dropping incinerator planning conditions http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/stop-cardiff-council-dropping-incinerator-planning-conditions <p><img width="300" height="209" alt="Chimney belching smoke" src="/files/foecardiff/images/Incinerator_Chimney_Smoke_300x209.jpg" /></p> <p><em>Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth</em></p> <p>Viridor want Cardiff Council to discharge almost all of the conditions on the incinerator even though they haven't complied with them.</p> <p>Cardiff Council imposed a number of planning conditions on Viridor when they gave planning permission for the incinerator in 2010. These include:</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/stop-cardiff-council-dropping-incinerator-planning-conditions">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/stop-cardiff-council-dropping-incinerator-planning-conditions#comments archive Waste Butetown Cardiff Splott waste Sat, 15 Dec 2012 18:22:31 +0000 Chris 548 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Incinerator planning decision delayed http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/incinerator-planning-decision-delayed <p><img width="300" height="209" src="/files/foecardiff/images/Incinerator_Chimney_Smoke_300x209.jpg" alt="Chimney with smoke coming out of it." /></p> <p><em>Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth</em></p> <p>Cardiff Council have withdrawn Viridor's application for discharging planning preconditions on the Cardiff incinerator from both the August and September planning meetings.</p> <p>Cardiff Against the Incinerator (CATI) have submitted evidence backing up their claims that:</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/incinerator-planning-decision-delayed">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/incinerator-planning-decision-delayed#comments archive Waste Butetown Cardiff Splott waste Wed, 05 Sep 2012 15:23:17 +0000 Chris 532 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk