According to the BBC this morning plans for the power plant with the very high chimney have been withdrawn! One eyesore which will not happen so hope that the enormous wind turbines meet a similar fate.
North Ayrshire Council Leader, Willie Gibson, welcomed the energy company’s decision to withdraw its planning application. He released the following statement: “The council unanimously rejected these proposals last November on the basis that the application was contrary to local and national planning policies and would not have captured 100% of carbon emissions from day one.
“It lacked sufficient information on the potential impact on human health and the local environment.
“We shared the concerns of a large number of local people about the adverse impact the plant would have on the local area.
"We have the highest unemployment rate in Scotland and while this proposal would have brought much-needed jobs to the area, the cost was simply too high in terms of risking public health.”
“The company’s decision to withdraw the application is a victory for common sense.”