CONTROVERSIAL plans for a £43m waste incinerator in Scotland have been given the go-ahead after a public inquiry.
There has been a high profile campaign against the Invergordon scheme in Easter Ross with local landowner Mohamed Al Fayed among objectors who claimed pollution from the plant would damage health. But the planning reporter said the evidence did not support the claims.
The incinerator was originally turned down by Highland Councillors but the company behind the scheme – Combined Heat and power – appealed.
Planning reporter Richard Dent said that although public concern was widespread and sincere, it did not warrant the refusal of planning permission.