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Information for Dovesdale Farm, Carlisle Road, Stonehouse, Larkhall

Status: Potential
Planning Region: Scotland
Planning Sub-Region: South Lanarkshire
Operator: Scotgen
Capacity: 80,000 - 160,000
Campaign Group(s): Action Group Against Dovesdale Incinerator (AGADI) and Green Alternatives to Incineration in Scotland (GAINS)
Notes: Permit application withdrawn in September 2012 [Source, Source]. Application submitted July 2010 and approved February 2011 [Source]. Gasification-type incinerator. "...predominantly [for] industrial and commercial wastes although municipal solid wastes and a limited range of hazardous waste material may be accepted..." [Source]. Future of this project thrown into doubt by August 2013 report that Scotgen "is on the brink of bankruptcy and closure" [Source]. Following Scottgen's bankruptcy, it was reported in December 2016 that: "The Dovesdale Action Group...has reformed after hearing that a new application is expected early next year" - South Lanarkshire Council confirmed in December 2016 that the landowner had informed the local authority that they were "considering” a development on the site, but no planning application had yet been submitted and Viridor denied involvement [Source]. (Entry updated 2017-12-20)

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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.