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Information for Easter Langlee Advanced Thermal Treatment Plant, Easter Langlee, Langshaw Road, Galashiels

Status: Prevented
Planning Region: Scotland
Planning Sub-Region: Scottish Borders
Operator: New Earth Solutions (Scottish Borders) Ltd
Capacity: 25,000
Campaign Group(s): Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.
Notes: RDF-burning New Earth Solutions "gas-to-engine" gasification-type incinerator. In February 2015 Scottish Borders Council terminated the 25-year contract for the facility that they had entered into with New Earth Solution in April 2011 [Source]. It was reported that: "councillors were told the effectiveness of the so-called gasification technology, which would have been the first of its kind in Scotland, had not yet been proven on a commercial scale" and that "The firm had also struggled to raise investment for the project, not least because waste volumes have declined since the contract was signed in Apri 2011 and new statutory food waste collections [in Scotland]..." [Source]. A permit application was submitted in May 2013 [Ref PPC/A/1094330]. Listed as abandoned in BEIS database entry from October 2016 [Source].(Entry updated 2017-01-18)