North Lanarkshire to appeal again against Shore Energy facility


A decision by a judicial review to back a pyrolysis facility in Scotland is to be challenged again by North Lanarkshire Council.

In September, a judicial review requested by the council said that the £50 million Shore Energy facility should go ahead. The company won planning permission for the 160,000 tonne per year facility last year.


A decision to challenge the judicial review was taken by North Lanarkshire Council’s planning and transportation committee this week.

Convener Councillor James Coyle said: “The decision to pursue the appeal has been taken with the best of interests of residents at heart.

“The committee is well aware of the financial risk to the council. However, we believe this is the right step to take.”

If the appeal succeeds, then the application by Shore Energy will need to be re-considered by the Scottish Government’s planning reporters.

The council’s appeal will be heard at the court in Edinburgh in February.