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Information for Oldhall Energy Recovery Facility , 16-20 Murdoch Place, Oldhall Industrial Estate, Irvine, Ayrshire

Status: Potential
Planning Region: Scotland
Planning Sub-Region: North Ayrshire
Operator: Doveyard Limited (a joint venture between Waste Energy Partners and Low Carbon Limited)
Capacity: 180,000
Campaign Group(s): Communities Against Toxics Scotland (CATsScotland)
Notes: Planning permission granted in January 2020 [Source]. Previous planning permission for a 120ktpa gasification unit granted in August 2007. With the collapse of Energos the threat seemed to be lifted. However, in January 2018 Lowmac purchased the site and announced that they were looking for a partner to develop an incinerator [Source]. While Lowmac owns the site, the use of the site for an incinerator is being promoted by Dovetail who ran consultation events in May and June 2019 [Source]. (Entry updated 2020-01-29)

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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.