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Viridor wins approval for energy from waste plant

Viridor has been granted permission to build a £200M energy-from-waste incinerator with combined heat and power technology at Oxwellmains, near Dunbar in Scotland.

Ministers approved the plans to develop the 300,000t a year capacity plant after Viridor appealed against East Lothian’s council’s decision to reject the plans last September, which sparked a public inquiry.

Viridor will now proceed with the scheme, which should be able to process 150,000t a year of residual municipal waste collected from Edinburgh and East and Mid-Lothian councils.

The firm’s Scottish regional director Colin Paterson, said: “The approval of plans for Scotland’s most advanced energy from waste facility is good news for sustainability in Scotland and marks a key milestone on the road to delivering the Scottish Government’s zero waste strategy.”

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