Shore Energy Secures Planning Approval for £50m Waste Recycling and Renewable Energy Generation Facility at Carnbroe
Shore Energy has received planning approval for its 160,000 tonne per annum waste recycling and renewable energy generation facility adjacent to the A8 at Carnbroe, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire.
The facility will address a specific need identified by SEPA in February for facilities capable of meeting the objectives and targets of the Scottish Government's Zero Waste Plan. At the same time, the plant will offer a financially competitive solution for those waste producers obliged to divert waste from landfill. The project will create 50 new jobs and is expected to result in an investment of £50m.
Jon Garvey, Projects Director of Shore Energy, said: "We're delighted to secure this planning approval for a central Scotland location, adjacent to the main east/west arterial road, offering an outlet to the main centre of industry and population.
"It was confirmed this week that Scotland currently recycles or composts 38 percent of its local authority collected municipal waste and landfills almost 60 percent. The Zero Waste targets are for 70 percent of waste to be recycled or composted and 5 percent to be landfilled, so this, and similar facilities, are essential if the Government's ambitious targets are to be met."
Simon Howie, Managing Director of Shore Energy, commented: "We look forward to demonstrating that the extra processing capacity will deliver real choice as well as a competitive landscape for the local councils and commercial operators which will help keep the costs down for local tax payers, especially in light of the massive landfill tax costs which Scotland faces over the coming years."
Shore Energy now has permitted projects in Inverness, Carnbroe and Corby in Northamptonshire and these will be developed in the coming months to meet the higher standards required by national and EU legislation and targets.