Highlands & Islands

Meeting expected in March on Invergordon incinerator

Details of the appeal procedure against plans for a £43m waste incinerator in Invergordon, in Ross-shire, will be set out at a meeting next month.

Combined Power and Heat (Highlands) Limited was granted planning permission by the Scottish government in 2010.

Ross Estates, also known as Balnagown Estates, lodged an appeal against the decision in the Court of Session.

A government-appointed official is to host a meeting to discuss the next steps of the appeal on 27 March.

Campaign group Invergordon Community Action for Recycling and the Environment (Icare) has called for a public inquiry.

Following Ross Estates' appeal, Scottish ministers asked Combined Power and Heat (Highlands) Limited to submit a revised environmental assessment for its proposal.

The company submitted the revised document in December 2011.

Icare and Ross Estates have criticised the contents of latest assessment.

If it goes ahead, the incinerator plant would burn non-hazardous waste.

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