Materials Recovery & Recycling

We have witnessed significant change in the waste industry over the last two decades. Financial and legislative drivers have been very effective in steering the UK waste industry towards the adoption of more sustainable waste management practices. An increased environmental awareness has also led to increased public demands for recycling facilities and the more sustainable treatment of wastes. The transition through which the waste industry has gone so far is far from complete. There is much more to do continue moving towards the circular economy and ‘zero waste’.

The transition within the industry has required the development of numerous new facilities to handle and process wastes in a different way. We have been working with waste operators to facilitate the development of a significant number of these at sites throughout Cumbria and the north Lancashire area. We have also been involved in making representations to planning policy documents seeking the allocation of sites as being suitable for recycling facilities to expedite subsequent application for this type of development.

The following projects provide a snapshot of the range of projects we have worked on but cannot cover every example.

Contact us to discuss our experience relevant to your specific needs.


Protos Resource Recovery Park (RRP)

Protos involves the redevelopment of a 54-ha site on reclaimed marshland adjacent to the Manchester Ship Canal near Chester. RSK Landscape (now part of...

Roan Edge Waste recycling & management facility

Stephenson Halliday have successfully supported L+W Wilson (Endmoor) Ltd to secure necessary planning approvals for the continued operation and expansion of their activities at...

Distington Material Recovery Facility

The Distington Materials Recovery Facility was part of the response to the fundamental changes through which the waste industry has been. These changes have...