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14 March 2012
Planning permission for the construction of a new road to the Zero Waste Project site near Millerhill was granted yesterday (13 March) by Midlothian Council.
The decision paves the way forward for the Zero Waste Project to construct a new access road from Whitehill Mains Road to the waste treatment facilities at the Former Millerhill Marshalling Yards, near Millerhill as well as a road bridge over the Borders Railway.
The site was jointly purchased by the City of Edinburgh and Midlothian Councils in 2009 and is being offered to bidders in the food waste treatment procurement process as a potential site. Bidders for the residual waste treatment process will be required to use the project site for reception and primary treatment of waste.
There are two remaining bidders in the food waste treatment procurement process and both will submit final tenders by the summer, with an announcement on the preferred bidder to be made later in the year. The separate procurement for residual waste treatment services began in December 2011 and further announcements will follow in due course.