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Scotstoun residents warn 230ft chimney doesn’t stack up

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May 13 2015

Scotstoun residents warn 230ft chimney doesn’t stack up
Scotstoun residents are up in arms over plans to build a 230ft high chimney in the South Street area of the city which is set to loom over the surrounding area.

An application filed by WH Malcolm calls for creation of an energy recovery plant on the site of an existing recycling facility which would see waste incinerated to generate electricity for the National Grid.

Locals worried about potential health implications arising from burning 120,000 tonnes of waste every year have objected to the Barton Willmore penned plans however.

Amongst over 500 objectors to the scheme was Christine Morrison who wrote: “The expansion of this waste recycling facility, in particular the very high chimney, would cause much loss of amenity for local residents, and those who work in the area. It would also be a health hazard to vulnerable individuals.”

WH Malcolm assert that the plant will only emit ‘cleaned emissions’ following a process of filtration and that the proposal is ‘in keeping with the character of the industrial zone along the River Clyde’.
The 70m tall chimmney will be taller than nearby tower blocks but will fall short of the science tower
The 70m tall chimmney will be taller than nearby tower blocks but will fall short of the science tower
The new plant will dominate the area
The new plant will dominate the area

4 Comments

james
#1 Posted by james on 13 May 2015 at 13:22 PM
Beware schlick planning consultants bearing contrived comparative photographs and meaningless comparative height diagrams and just breathe in the chemicals. Impressive list of objectors.
George
#2 Posted by George on 14 May 2015 at 12:59 PM
Please tell me that the planners will see sense and permission will be firmly refused. If Glasgow is serious about becoming a top international city and tourist destination then there is no way we can be building 230ft high chimneys on a prime riverfront setting near the centre. Cities such as Barcelona that Glasgow is competing with would never allow something like this, so lets put this proposal firmly where it belongs!
james
#3 Posted by james on 14 May 2015 at 15:00 PM
While bearing in mind the mindless box-ticking planning process that permits 'the Scots baronial-style hotel winning planning permission' just newly featured featured in UR, it came to mind that regarding the comparative photographs of the proposed chimney portrayed in this D&A statement, I do wonder whether planners are actually aware of the difference between a camera lens and the human eye, or indeed of the difference between a Vettriano and a Rembrandt. Probably not, come to think of it.
Sue Pearman
#4 Posted by Sue Pearman on 17 May 2015 at 22:51 PM
The proposals are exceptionally unimaginative - compare with the porposals by BIG in Copenhagen, currently under construction :
http://www.dezeen.com/2011/01/27/waste-to-energy-plant-by-big/

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