Incinerator proposal in the spotlight
Plans to build a controversial incinerator in Hamilton will be discussed at a meeting in Uddingston on Wednesday.
Uddingston Community Council will host a meeting at David Milne Centre, Old Mill Road, at 6.30pm.
The guest speaker will be Phil Syke, chairman of Hamilton Energy Recovery Action Group (HERAG), who oppose the Hamilton plan.
Clean Power Properties met opposition to their original incinerator plans at the site of the former Craighead School back in 2013 and a campaign was launched against the proposals.
South Lanarkshire Council refused the application but the Scottish Government overturn that decision in 2015.
A new application has been put in by Clean Power Properties, who say the development will represent an estimated £100 million investment in the local economy and will generate around 150 jobs during construction and 30 full-time jobs once operational.
The new proposal would increase the size and output of the site, with the maximum height of the structure increasing from 35m to 95m.
Blantyre Community Council have collected several thousand objection letters and the matter will be discussed at the next meetings of Hillhouse Community Council and Uddingston Community Council.
The deadline for objections is October 10.
Controversial Protests outside South Lanarkshire Council HQ in 2013