Peel Environmental has today announced that it has been granted consent for the first two of its second wave of waste infrastructure developments.
Glasgow City Council has today granted unanimous consent for the £145 million South Clyde Energy Centre (SCEC) at Bogmoor Road next to the M8.
The SCEC will take waste left after recycling to generate up to 20 MW of electricity for export to the grid the equivalent of powering 38,000 homes, 55 per cent of which will be renewable.
Last week, West Dunbartonshire Council granted consent for the North Clyde Recycling Centre (NCRC) at Rothesay Dock, Clydebank. The NCRC will include a Recyclables Sorting Facility (RSF) where mixed recyclables such as glass, metals and plastic are sorted. This will sit alongside a Recyclables Recovery Facility (RRF) and an Anaerobic Digestion (AD) Plant.
Myles Kitcher, Director, Peel Environmental said, “It is encouraging to see that the proposals have been recognised as opportunities to secure investment and jobs, as well as delivering the much needed infrastructure necessary to move waste away from landfill, maximise levels of recycling and to provide low carbon heat and electricity.
“We currently have a number of other schemes across the UK, of differing scales and utilising different technologies, all moving through the development process. We are hopeful that the SCEC and NCRC decisions will mark the start of a series of consents that will rapidly move through construction and in to operation.
“We adopt a flexible business model and are keen to work with a range of delivery partners to fund, build and operate such facilities. We believe that whilst the current economic climate remains challenging, the overriding economic and environmental benefits of this type of development present an important opportunity across a range of sectors and for local economies.”