Forth Energy pushed for Dundee biomass plant decision

An artist's impression of the biomass plant planned for Dundee.
An artist's impression of the biomass plant planned for Dundee.

Forth Energy have been challenged to stop delaying and make up their minds if they want to go ahead with their controversial Dundee biomass plant.

The company have remained silent for seven months on whether they wish to argue their case for the contentious £325 million proposal at a public inquiry.

The inquiry can only go ahead if Forth Energy decide they want to press ahead with their plans, but they are still considering their position.

Their delay prompted one prominent councillor to call on the company to “make up their minds sooner rather than later for the sake of the people of Dundee”.

Labour member Richard McCready, who led the opposition to the biomass in the council chambers, added: “If they do want to press ahead there has to be a public inquiry and that would be the best forum to examine all aspects of the proposal.

“The people of Dundee would have the chance to hear the case for and against the proposal for a major site in their city. They deserve to know one way or another before too long which way Forth Energy want to go with their plans.”

Forth Energy gained approval for giant energy-producing wood-burning biomass plants at Grangemouth and Rosyth but their proposal for Dundee has run into strong local opposition.

There are concerns that the plant’s appearance, with a 90-metre high stack, would cast a dark shadow over the waterfront and there has been scepticism about its green credentials.

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