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Information for Binn Eco Park, Binn Farm, near Glenfarg

Status: Potential
Planning Region: Scotland
Planning Sub-Region: Perthshire
Operator: Binn Group
Capacity: 85,000
Campaign Group(s): Communities Against Toxics Scotland (CATsScotland) and Tayside Environmental Action Group and Green Alternatives to Incineration in Scotland (GAINS)
Notes: In January 2020 it was reported that the Binn Group intended to apply for to vary the proposal to increase the capacity to nearly 85,000 tonnes per annum, and that they were hoping the facility would be operational by 2023 [Source]. In April 2020 it was reported that a proposal of application notice (PAN) had been submitted to Perth and Kinross Council [Source]. Sita gained planning permission for a gasification-type incinerator at the site in October 2011 (10/01767/FLM) but has yet to obtain an environmental permit. Supposedly "most of the material processed will be from households, with a small amount of business waste". Sita obtained planning permission for a mass-burn incinerator of the same capacity at the site in 2007 but reportedly had a change of heart regarding the type of thermal treatment [Source]. (Entry updated 2020-05-29)

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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.