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Shore Energy waste plant plans clear judicial review

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

Controversial plans for a £50m waste plant in Lanarkshire have taken a step forward following a judicial review.

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

But North Lanarkshire Council's planning and transportation committee later put it forward to judicial review following local objections.

Shore said the review gave "unequivocal approval" for the proposals.

Any appeal against the findings must be lodged within 21 days.

Shore Energy managing director Simon Howie said: "We are pleased with the outcome of this judicial review.

"We look forward to demonstrating that the extra processing capacity of this facility will deliver real choice as well as a competitive landscape for the local councils and commercial operators which will help keep the costs down for local taxpayers, especially in light of the massive landfill tax costs which Scotland faces over the coming years."

He added: "I would hope that the councillors and protestors will accept this decision so that we can all move forward without any further unnecessary cost and delay."

Shore Energy is based in Dunning, Perthshire, and is currently involved in the development of several waste-related projects.

Last year, it received planning permission for a new recycling plant in Inverness.

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