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Information for Overwood ERF, near Carlisle Road, Stonehouse, Larkhall

Status: Potential
Planning Region: Scotland
Planning Sub-Region: South Lanarkshire
Operator: Viridor
Capacity: 330,000
Campaign Group(s): Dovesdale Action Group
Notes: It was reported in February 2021 that Viridor submitted a Proposal of Application Notice to South Lanarkshire Council, triggering a Pre-Application Consultation process [Source, Source]. According to Viridor's website, the plant would take both household and commercial waste and there will be virtual exhibitions in February and April 2021 [Source, Source]. According to a Viridor leaflet: "The Overwood ERF lies 500m from the Scotgen CRRRF [Carlisle Road Resource Recovery Facility] which currently has an extant consent. This consent will be revoked, if the Overwood ERF gets planning permission". (Entry updated 2021-02-18)

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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.