Design & Layout

In design terms the main difference between the earlier proposals and the present planning application is that the main building will be narrower and of less mass.  It will only accommodate two production lines and not three.

This main building would be approximately 151.3m in length and 54.8m wide, with a maximum height of 47m.  It will accommodate a waste reception hall, a refuse bunker, a flue gas cleaning building and the aerocondensor as well as the turbine hall, which will be the tallest part of the building.

At 80m, the stack will still be noticeably lower than the neighbouring cement works chimney.

The main building is positioned on the northern part of the proposal site, sunken into the landscape to reduce its impact.

The southern part of the site would be occupied by access roads and service areas, weighbridges, the gatehouse and 32 staff and visitor parking spaces including five disabled bays.

Parking spaces are provided for coaches (for the visitors’ centre). The proposed site layout also allows for pedestrian and emergency vehicle access.

The development and the landscape
The cumulative impact of several industrial facilities on the local area has been considered in detail within the Environmental Impact Assessment.  The conclusion is that no significant impacts would result. 

Importantly, the Oxwellmains site is already zoned for waste management (it is a landfill site) and complimentary operations currently take place on site. 

The proposal site is within an existing former quarry and the landfill site boundary and located immediately between the existing cement works and nuclear power station.

Site Selection

The site for the proposed facility was chosen through an extensive and detailed selection process in which a large number of possible locations within the Edinburgh, Lothians and the Scottish Borders (ELSB) area were considered.

The selection process began in March 2006 and was completed in October 2006, narrowing an initial 143 identified sites down to the final site at Oxwellmains Landfill.

This site was chosen because it was the most suitable, when assessed against a range of environmental parameters and planning considerations. You can find the site assessment by clicking here.


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