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North Lanarkshire Council challenges Shore Energy waste plant ruling

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Image caption Shore Energy is involved in a number of waste-related projects, primarily in Scotland

A judicial review which paved the way for a controversial £50m waste plant is being challenged at the Court of Session by North Lanarkshire Council.

Shore Energy won planning permission last year for a 160,000 tonne-per-year waste recycling and renewable energy plant at Carnbroe near Coatbridge.

Following local objections, the council asked for a judicial review, which subsequently backed the scheme.

The council's appeal is due to be heard at the court in Edinburgh in February.

'Financial risk'

The decision to challenge the judicial review was taken on Wednesday at a meeting of North Lanarkshire Council's planning and transportation committee.

Convener Councillor James Coyle said: "The decision to pursue the appeal has been taken with the best of interests of residents at heart.

"The committee is well aware of the financial risk to the council however we believe this is the right step to take."

Should the appeal succeed, the application by Shore Energy will be passed back to the Scottish government to be reconsidered by planning reporters.

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