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Information for Inverurie Energy Plant / "Thainstone Energy Plant”, Paper Mill Building, 4 Kirkwood Commercial Park, Thainstone, Inverurie

Status: Potential
Planning Region: Scotland
Planning Sub-Region: Aberdeenshire
Operator: Agile Energy
Capacity: 200,000
Campaign Group(s): Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.
Notes: In November 2019 it was announced that Agile Energy had submitted a proposal of application notice for an incinerator on the site with a planning application expected in 2020 [Source, Source] (Proposal of Application Notice ENQ/2019/1658). A planning application was submitted in July 2020 (APP/2020/1324). Was previously the site for Kirkwood Homes Investments Ltd 's proposal for a "Small scale" plasma gasification incinerator intended for RDF derived from C&I and MSW back in 2012. Three-day public consultation were held in late August / early September 2012, with a further consultation scheduled for October 2012 [Source, Source]. EIA Scoping Document submitted in October 2012. The previous proposal was for "alterations and extension and change of use from General Industrial Class 5 (Paper Mill) to Energy From Waste Facility Utilising Plasma Gasification". (Entry updated 2020-08-12)

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Please be aware: There is always room for improvement, so please send updates to coordinator@ukwin.org.uk. Existing Incinerator means a facility that is operational or under construction/commissioning. A Potential Incinerator is a facility where there is a proposal for an incinerator (e.g. planning application or planning consent) or other reason to believe an incinerator might be built/proposed in the future. A Prevented Incinerator is something which used to be a proposal or expected incinerator which we do not believe is currently being progressed (e.g. because the project was cancelled, planning permission refused, or years have gone by since the permission was granted without any progress) - in some cases a facility marked as prevented is being progressed without us being aware or is subsequently revived. Capacity is usually the permitted or maximum advertised capacity of the facility.