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Nairn fears allayed over possible incinerator at Port of Ardersier

By Donald Wilson

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The Port of Ardersier from the air.
The Port of Ardersier from the air.

A SENIOR Highland Council official has given an assurance that there are no plans for a waste to energy plant to be included in the new port development at Ardersier.

The issue was raised with the council’s executive chief officer for infrastructure and environment Malcolm MacLeod by Nairn West and Suburban Community Councillor Dr Joan Noble at a packed meeting to discuss the Inner Moray Firth development plan.

Dr Noble said these facilities were incinerators burning materials which could be recyclable.

“A facility such as this upwind of Nairn is very worrying,” she said.

“Can we be clear, does the Port of Ardersier have permission for such a plant on the site?”

Mr MacLeod replied: “The answer is ‘no’. There is no planning application [for such a plant]. It would never be approved for that site.”

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