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Information for Barr Killoch Energy Recovery Park, Killoch Depot, Killoch Colliery, Ochiltree, Cumnock

Status: Potential
Planning Region: Scotland
Planning Sub-Region: East Ayrshire
Operator: Barr Environmental Ltd
Capacity: 85,000
Campaign Group(s): Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.
Notes: Planning application submitted for gasification plant to treat municipal waste in May 2015 (15/0413/PP). Planning permission approved in April 2017. As of March 2020 the official website had not been updated in a number of years. In a letter to the MOD dated from September 2019 it was stated that work on the site was anticipated to start around October 2019. It is unclear whether or not consturction began, but in March 2020 all construction in Scotland was temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus. (Entry updated 2020-03-25)

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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.