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Locals put the heat on Newton Mearns incinerator plans

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March 25 2011

Locals put the heat on Newton Mearns incinerator plans
Controversial plans for a giant incinerator plant on Glasgow’s suburban fringe have been subject to an incendiary public meeting.

Chris Williams of Lifetime Recycling Village, the developers behind the incinerator plans, descended into the community to attend a town hall meeting convened to debate incinerator - a burning issue for residents.

Williams, keen to accentuate the positive, was at pains to cite the jobs boost and the long term sustainability credentials stating: “We will recycle everything; even ash will be turned into products.”

Williams added: “There are always fears with technologies, it’s different. Traffic and health are usual things for a community to be concerned about and we’re here to address those fears.”

One such resident, Jessica Eagers Hardie, was having none of it however, saying: “We don’t want it built where it is at all, we may be nimby’s but we’re quite proud of that. We’re concerned about the health of our children. It’s too big, the technologies are untested.

“We know its going to be a long fight and there’s a lot of money to be made from this business however we live in this area because we want the best for our children. We want the best schools, we want the best environment.”

Glasgow based Custom Design Practice have led the centre’s ambitious design.
A visitor centre will be established to explain the plants operation
A visitor centre will be established to explain the plants operation
The total costs of the scheme is estimated at £640m
The total costs of the scheme is estimated at £640m

1 Comment

Bill Copeland
#1 Posted by Bill Copeland on 17 Nov 2011 at 15:54 PM
If the long term effects are not cosidered here and now it will be too late. the push and see what the consequeces will be is not an option. If its buit and found to be harmful, it will not be demolished its there for life.

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