South Clyde Energy Centre
Peel Environmental is proposing to invest in the development of a £145million facility known as The South Clyde Energy Centre which would play a pivotal role in the management of up to 250,000 tonnes of waste per year.
The proposed South Clyde Energy Centre could help deliver one of Glasgow’s aspirational district heating zones, by potentially providing energy to a number of buildings around the site. The area is identified as a potential District Heating Zone in the latest version of the Glasgow City Plan.
There will be two core elements of the centre:
- A Recyclables Recovery Facility
- An Energy Recovery Facility
The Recyclables Recovery Facility, which will take up to 250,000 tonnes of residual (black bag) waste from households and businesses and remove recyclable materials, such as metals, plastics and glass, before creating a refuse derived fuel (RDF) from the leftover non-recycled waste. This will be mixed with RDF brought in from other facilities, which has already had recyclable materials removed, and used as a fuel in the Energy Recovery Facility.
The Energy Recovery Facility will use proven Energy from Waste (EfW) technology which is strictly regulated by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).
Local jobs, investment and community benefit
The proposed South Clyde Energy Centre will play a vital role in the multimillion pound regeneration planned for the area. The South Clyde Energy Centre will create around 350 jobs during the construction phase and up to 45 full time positions once the centre is operational. A range of modern apprenticeships will also be made available to people in Glasgow.
Please note that we are in the early stages and actual delivery of the project may take some time. We are keen to ensure that we don't build up any false hopes but all of the details of people who contact us about jobs will be kept. We are in discussion with local training providers and it is our intention to create a local jobs initiative as part of the construction process and in the commissioning of the plan. Our aim would be to match best practice in the area for helping local people into work. If you want to be kept informed about any issue relating to jobs just contact us using the details below.
The site will also include a Visitor & Education centre for the use of schools and the community to learn more about sustainable waste management. Raising awareness and educating how waste is dealt with is an important aspect of achieving zero waste objectives and we hope that the South Clyde Energy Centre can become a symbol of modern sustainable waste management and something that Glasgow can feel proud of.
Peel Environmental held a two day public exhibition at Cardonald College on Monday 30th January and Tuesday 31st January in order to display the proposals for the South Clyde Energy Centre and get feedback from the community.
Please follow the link to view a copy of the exhibition boards which were on display. You can also view a copy of the Environmental Scoping Report by clicking on the following link.
Community Liaison Group
Peel Environmental is looking to set up a Community Liaison Group to provide a regular forum for the local community to be updated on the progress of the proposals and feedback local views. If you are interested in becoming a member, or would like further information, please contact us using the details provided.
A planning application was submitted to Glasgow City Council on 25th June 2012, and planning permission was subsequently granted on the 11th December 2012.
To view the planning application, and details of the decision on the Council's website please click on the following link. The planning application reference number is 12/01293/DC and the decision documents can be viewed via the Council's website.
To view a copy of the planning application documentation please click on the following links;
Parties interested in receiving information relating to the process can either periodically check this website or register for updates by one of the following methods:
By writing to: FREEPOST RSEG-HYLB-YKBR, c/o PPS Group, Forsyth House, 93 George Street, Edinburgh. EH2 3ES
By telephoning: 0131 226 1951 – office hours only