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Information for Greengairs Road (near Airdrie), Drumshangie

Status: Potential
Planning Region: Scotland
Planning Sub-Region: North Lanarkshire
Operator: Amey-Cespa
Capacity: 300,000
Campaign Group(s): Communities Against Toxics Scotland (CATsScotland) and Greengairs Community Council and Green Alternatives to Incineration in Scotland (GAINS)
Notes: Planning consent granted. According to letsrecycle.com: "construction is expected to commence in late 2013, with completion anticipated in early 2017" [Source]. In February 2016 it was decided that the capacity could be reduced to 300,000 tonnes per annum and the commencement date be extended to 7th May 2017 (ref 14/02552/AMD). A planning application to vary the planning conditions was submitted in October 2019, and in February 2020 SEPA objected to the variation by stating that: "Standards and emission limits have tightened so the development can no longer be said to be potentiaally consentable. Legislation, standards and background levels and designations have changed since the origian application and so the Environmental Estal Statement (ES) is no longer valid" and Scottish Natural Heritage also objected until further information was provided. (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.