In­cin­er­a­tor pro­posal in the spot­light

Hamilton Advertiser - - ALL ABOUT LANARKSHIRE -

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

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