Millerhill waste plans on the move

Formal plans for a controversial waste treatment facility near Millerhill have been submitted to Midlothian Council planning chiefs.

Zero Waste: Edinburgh and Midlothian has applied for planning permission – in principle – for a food and residual waste treatment plant on a 20-hectare disused brownfield site between rail marshalling yards and the disused Monktonhall coal mine.

The facilities would primarily be used to treat residual household waste and separately collected food waste from both Midlothian and Edinburgh council areas.

Other elements proposed include a visitor centre and a materials recovery facility, where residual waste would be sorted before being treated.

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