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Minerals and Waste Developments: Streamlining the Consenting Process

Crestwood Environmental Ltd.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012 at 08:30 (BST)

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Minerals and Waste Developments: Streamlining the Consenting Process

18th April 2012   Technology Centre, Wolverhampton Science Park, Wolverhampton


Event Overview

This centrally located one day conference aims to explore the opportunities available to streamline the non planning and planning consenting process for minerals and waste developments set in the context of the Penfold Review. Incisive ideas born from good and bad industry experiences will be presented by speakers with different perspectives on the planning, environmental assessment, permitting, licensing and operating of minerals and waste developments. The output of the presentations and discussions will be fed back into industry to encourage improved thinking on making the most of resources to achieve a positive and sustainable future for minerals and waste development.


The Government is looking to take action to promote economic growth and enhance the competitiveness of the business environment in the UK. An important part of this agenda is reforming the planning system. In addition to the planning system, there are several non planning consent regimes that often apply to minerals and waste developments. These development consents deliver significant economic, social and environmental benefits – such as maintaining our heritage, tackling climate change and ensuring a well-functioning road network. However, the Penfold Review found that these consents were “numerous and complex” and that they could create delay, uncertainty and unnecessary costs to business. The Government’s aim is to reduce costs and bureaucracy, speed the process up and increase certainty; and ensure the regulatory benefits delivered by development consents are achieved with the minimum of burden. 

But does the review go far enough? Can we be doing more to streamline the process? Can we further reduce the resources required to achieve ‘consent’? Can unnecessary repetition of similar submissions be avoided? Can statutory consultees be better coordinated? Can more data be centralised and shared? The conference provides an opportunity to discuss the answers to these and similar questions.


1.  Hugh Lucas, Head of Planning and Estates, Aggregate Industries

2.  Jeff Rhodes, Planning & Permitting Manager, Biffa Waste Services:

“Waste management infrastructure planning: From joined-up thinking to joined-up doing”

3.  John Galvin, Team Leader Waste Programme, Defra

4.  Phil Rayson, Planning and Development Manager, Scottish Coal:

“Birds Bogs and Engagement – a surface coal mining case study that draws together diverse issues relating to operating within a European Designated site (SPA), bio-diversity and carbon off-setting mitigation techniques and new approaches to up-font stakeholder and community consultation”

5.  Derek Greedy, President of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management

6.  Mark Plummer, Team Leader Minerals, Waste and Pollution Control, DCLG

7 . Maggie Dutton, Waste Regulation Manager, Environment Agency


Who should attend?

Anyone involved in the preparation of, consultation on, or determination of planning, permitting and other related consents for minerals and waste developments including EIA, ecological and environmental management aspects. Interested parties may include: Mineral and Waste Planning Officers, Permitting and Estate Managers, Chartered Surveyors, EIA practitioners, Statutory Consultees, Environmental Managers, Consultants, Site Operators and Developers, Academics and Students.


Why should you attend?

To facilitate the exchange of new ideas for improvements and share past experiences of seeking consents in the minerals and waste sectors from those at the ‘sharp end’;

To help understand how the proposals to implement the recommendations in the Penfold Review can help the minerals and waste industry;

To hear the views of representatives from the Environment Agency, Defra and DCLG; and

To network with a range of professionals in the minerals and waste sectors.



08:30 – 09:15   Registration, Breakfast (bacon rolls, tea and coffee) and Networking

Session 1:

09:15 – 09:25   Introduction

09:30 – 10:00   Presentation by Hugh Lucas (Head of Planning and Estates, Aggregate Industries)

10:05 – 10:35   Presentation by Jeff Rhodes (Planning & Permitting Manager, Biffa Waste Services)

10:40 – 11:00   Presentation by John Galvin (Team Leader Waste Programme, Defra)


11:05 – 11:30   Tea / Coffee and Networking

Session 2:

11:35 – 12:05   Presentation by Phil Rayson (Planning and Development Manager, Scottish Resources Group)

12:10 – 12:40   Presentation by Derek Greedy (President of Chartered Institution of Wastes Management)


12:45 – 13:30   Lunch and Networking

Session 3:

13:35 – 14:10   Presentation by Mark Plummer (Team Leader Minerals, Waste and Pollution Control, DCLG)

14:15 – 14:45   Presentation by Maggie Dutton (Waste Regulation Manager, Environment Agency)

14:50 – 15:15   Questions to Expert Panel

15:15 – 15:30   Closing Summary and thanks


Marketing Opportunities

An exhibition area located adjacent to the auditorium will be available for use by interested parties (e.g. for roll up stands) and marketing inserts can also be provided for the delegate packs, for a small fee.

Not for profit and charity organisations can exhibit for free. 

Students with poster presentations of their work relating to the industry sectors can also book board space for free.

Space must be booked in advance. Please enquire by phoning Narvinder on 01902 824 037 or emailing narvinder@crestwoodenvironmental.co.uk


Speaker Biographies

Hugh Lucas


Hugh is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), a member of the Institute of Quarrying and a member of the board of trustees of the National Biodiversity Network (NBN). Hugh has worked in surveying and planning roles in various organisations including private consultancy and local government and is now Head of Planning and Estates at Aggregate Industries, where he has worked since 2007.

Hugh is also Chairman of the Mineral Products Association Environment and Mineral Planning Committee and was formerly Technical Secretary to the South West Working Party on Aggregates and a member of the RICS Minerals Divisional Council Member of the Minerals Policy Panel (and its current equivalent).

Jeff Rhodes


Jeff is a geologist and Chartered Town Planner and the Planning & Permitting Manager at Biffa Waste Services. As head of the Company’s planning team Jeff is responsible for all planning related issues and projects across the UK. Jeff also chairs the Environmental Services Association (ESA) Planning Committee, was involved with the drafting of PPS10 and is also involved with other national waste planning policy issues as an industry representative. Prior to joining Biffa, Jeff worked for 16 years for Waste Planning Authorities in the Midlands and Planning Authorities in London.

Jeff began his career in the offshore oil industry in the 1980s and then spent 16 years working for four different local government planning departments in London and the Midlands (Nottinghamshire and Staffordshire), when he became specialised in minerals and waste planning. In the West Midlands he is a long serving member of the Regional Technical Advisory Body on waste planning and was also on the regional Waste Infrastructure Advisory Group, during its existence.

John Galvin


John is the ‘Waste Regulation and Crime’ Team Leader within Defra’s waste programme and last year became chairman of the National Fly-tipping Prevention Group (NFTPG). John is this year celebrating 30 years in environmental regulation in a career with the Greater London Council, the London Waste Regulation Authority and the Environment Agency mainly engaged on licensing, inspection and enforcement.

After a spell on secondment, John joined Defra’s predecessor department in 2005 and has since led the review of waste exemptions from Environmental Permitting that came into force in April 2010 and the 2010 consultation on proposed restrictions on the landfill of waste. John is now engaged on a range of better regulation initiatives for the waste industry taking forward actions from the Government’s Waste Policy Review as well as Defra’s contribution to tackling waste crime and ‘metal theft’. John has an MSc in environmental pollution and is a Chartered Waste Manager (MCIWM).

Philip Rayson


Phil is the Planning and Development Manager for Scottish Coal Company Ltd. and a Chartered Minerals Surveyor with over 20 years experience in the minerals industry. He has worked at various times in Local Government as a Minerals Planning Officer responsible for producing a Minerals Subject Local Plan from initial consultation stage through to PLI; for a multidisciplinary consultancy involved in Minerals Estate Management and Brownfield land remediation and latterly in the surface coal mining industry.

In addition to his normal duties, Phil also serves as the Vice-Chairman and Treasurer of the Barony "A" Frame Trust and as Company Secretary of the East Ayrshire Coalfield Environment Initiative. Phil has been involved at various levels within the RICS for a number of years and is currently a board member and Chair of the RICS Environment and Resources Professional Group Board.

Derek Greedy


Derek first worked in the waste management industry as a regulator from 1975 to 1985 following which he then held operational and technical positions for two of the major waste management operators in the UK. From 2001 he worked as a Consultant before joining Warwickshire County Council, in May 2005, as their Principal Waste Management Advisor. He has also been a member of the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) since 1996 and has been a member of ISWA’s Landfill Committee during that period.

Derek is a Chartered Chemist, a Chartered Environmentalist and a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM). He has chaired the Scientific and Technical Committee of CIWM as well as being a member of its General Council and Executive Committee. He is currently in his 5th year as Chair of ISWA’s Landfill Working Group and the President of CIWM for the year October 2011 to October 2012.

Mark Plummer


Mark Plummer has been Team Leader for Minerals and Waste Planning in the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) in the UK since March 2009. 

Mark has represented the DCLG at numerous seminars and conferences across the Country and provides a valuable insight into the latest developments in minerals and waste planning.

Maggie Dutton


Maggie is Waste Regulation Manager in the Environment & Business Directorate of the Environment Agency. She has worked for the Environment Agency for over 10 years, largely on modernising regulation and performance standards for the waste management and process industries. She was a member of the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) led Penfold Review Team which recently reviewed the burdens associated with gaining non-planning consents for new development.

Maggie also led the Environment Agency's contribution to Government's response to the recommendations in the Penfold Review. Prior to the Environment Agency, Maggie worked for British Coal developing clean combustion technology and is a Member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers.


Delegate Bookings

If bookings are made by Monday 5th March 2012, an Early Bird Rate can be applied. Student rates can be claimed by providing Proof of Student Status at the time of booking.

Early Bird Rate: £50 (inc. £8.33 VAT)

Student Rate: £25 (inc. £4.17 VAT)

Standard Rate: £60 (inc. £10.00 VAT)


Closing Date for all delegate bookings is: Tuesday 10th April 2012

Payment can be made by credit card, cheque or via BACS and must be received with either the booking form or by completing the registration process via this web page, by the Closing Date before a booking is complete.

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Payment by cheque (payable to Crestwood Environmental Ltd.) or BACS can only be made by completing a booking form obtainable from alyson@crestwoodenvironmental.co.uk (Terms and Conditions apply).



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When & Where

Technology Centre
Wolverhampton Science Park
WV10 9RU Wolverhampton
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 18 April 2012 at 08:30 (BST)

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Crestwood Environmental Ltd.

Crestwood Environmental Ltd. provides environmental, planning and permitting consultancy services for a wide range of projects relating to waste management, minerals, renewable energy and other land development sectors, primarily in the UK and Ireland.

The Company employs a number of staff (including ecologists, landscape architects, planners, environmental consultants) to provide environmental consultancy expertise relating to a number of areas, including:

Waste Management
EIA & Development Planning        
Landscape Architecture
Monitoring & Pollution Control
Project Management and Supervision
Site Investigation
3D CAD modelling and Visualisations

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