Media Release: Shore Energy secures planning approval for £50m waste recycling and renewable energy generation facility at Carnbroe


SHORE Energy has received planning approval for its 160,000 tonne per annum waste recycling and renewable energy generation facility adjacent to the A8 at Carnbroe, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire.

The facility will address a specific need identified by SEPA in February for facilities capable of meeting the objectives and targets of the Scottish Government’s Zero Waste Plan.

At the same time, the plant will offer a financially competitive solution for those waste producers obliged to divert waste from landfill. The project will create 50 new jobs and is expected to result in an investment of £50m.

Jon Garvey, projects director of Shore Energy, said: “We’re delighted to secure this planning approval for a central Scotland location, adjacent to the main east/west arterial road, offering an outlet to the main centre of industry and population.

“It was confirmed this week that Scotland currently recycles or composts 38 per cent of its local authority collected municipal waste and landfills almost 60 per cent. The Zero Waste targets are for 70 per cent of waste to be recycled or composted and five per cent to be landfilled, so this, and similar facilities, are essential if the Government’s ambitious targets are to be met.”

Simon Howie, managing director of Shore Energy, commented: “We look forward to demonstrating that the extra processing capacity will deliver real choice as well as a competitive landscape for the local councils and commercial operators which will help keep the costs down for local tax payers, especially in light of the massive landfill tax costs which Scotland faces over the coming years.”

Shore Energy now has permitted projects in Inverness, Carnbroe and Corby in Northamptonshire and these will be developed in the coming months to meet the higher standards required by national and EU legislation and targets.


For further information please contact Jon Garvey on tel 07974 233150

Issued on behalf of Shore Energy by Liquorice Media tel 0141 561 4018

Date May11

Notes to Editors

  • Shore Energy is owned by Simon Howie, a Perthshire-based entrepreneur who is familiar with the waste industry and the need for change.
  • In 2002, Howie established Shore Recycling which handled all the waste electrical goods produced by Scottish local authorities and enabled them to achieve their objective of a safe and reliable method of disposing of their electrical waste, whilst achieving a high level of recycling in doing so.
  • Shore Energy is based in Perthshire and is currently involved in the development of a number of waste related projects – primarily, but not exclusively in Scotland.

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