The applicant, WRG Waste Services proposes to dig a trench and place within it a power cable and a leachate pipeline linking the former landfill site at Hartlouphill and the operational site at Greengairs. The line of the route is as shown on the location plan. The purpose of the link would be to bring electricity from the power plant at Hartlouphill to Greengairs for connection to the national grid, and to pump /transport leachate from Hartlouphill to the treatment plant at Greengairs. The land, over which the service strip is to be placed, will be fully restored, with the power cable and pipeline fully concealed below the ground.
In planning terms, the proposal is considered to be acceptable. There would be no impacts, on the assumption that all the land is fully reinstated, and it is noted that there have been no objections from any consultees. There are no conflicts with policy and no strategic implications. Consultees have raised no objections.
It is recommended therefore that planning permission is granted subject to conditions
That the development hereby permitted shall be started within five years of the date of this permission
In accordance with the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997
That on completion of the laying or construction of the pipeline and power line, the land shall be restored as soon as reasonably practicable to its condition before the development took place to the satisfaction of the Planning Authority
To ensure that the development results in no adverse visual impacts
Application form and plans received 25th April 2005 Monklands District Local Plan 1991 Memo from Transportation received 20 September 2005 Memo from Protective Sevices Sectionreceived 13th June 2005 Letter from Scottish Natural Heritage received 13th June 2005 Letter from Scottish Environment ProtectionAgency received 11th July 2005 Letter from Scottish Environment Protection Agency received 11 July 2005 Letter from Scottish Water received 27th June 2005 Letter from British Gas received 10th June 2005
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