County recruits to meet waste and minerals demand

Written by: Jez Abbott
Published on: 24 Nov 2014

Tom Evans

Growing demand for minerals and waste in the Midlands has prompted a council planning team to recruit a new senior planner.

Tom Evans joins Warwickshire County Council and used to work as a planning officer for the North Wales minerals and waste shared planning service, headed by Flintshire County Council.

“My experience is predominately minerals and waste, as I dealt with a range of applications across the north and mid Wales regions,” he told Planning.

“Landfill tax and government policy directing waste away from landfill means the industry is moving toward alternative methods for the final disposal of residual waste. 

“Energy from waste facilities are proving popular with developers, but less so with local communities. Changing public perception will be a challenge.”

Warwickshire County Council principal planner Ian Grace said as the economy picked up minerals would feed that growth.

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