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Here you will find a collection of documents about the project. This includes maps and images of the site. As well as project documentation and reports which have been in front of the two Councils on the project in the past.
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Aerial view of the Project site, looking north west
Artist's impression of what the Alauna Renewable Energy (ARE) food waste treatment facility will look like
Diagram of Biogen's process to turn food waste into fertiliser and renewable electricity
Another view north from where the access road and bridge will cross over the Borders Railway.
View south from Whitehall Road.
View north from where the access road and bridge will cross over the Borders Railway.
Photo of view to the East of the site from Whitehill Bing
Photo of view to the North East of the site from Monktonhall Colliery
Photo of site taken from Old Craighall Rd
Photo of view to the South of the site from the Whitehall Bing
Photo of view to the North East of the site from Whitehill Bing
Document showing the full proposed layout for both the food and residual waste treatment facilities at the site near Millerhill, Midlothian
Final site layout plan for the ARE food waste treatment facility
Close-up of the final site layout plan for the ARE food waste treatment facility
Alauna Renewable Energy (ARE) cover letter to Midlothian Council on 21 January 2013 for Application for Approval for Matters Specified in Consent. For more information, please visit Midlothian Council's website or contact Zero Waste
Submitted to local planning authority. Part of the aplication for Planning Permission in Principle (PPiP) contains results of studies which have been commissioned to establish the potential impacts a facility might have on the environment.
Submitted to local planning authority. This document, dated 22 October 2009, relates to the submission of an application seeking Planning Permission in Principle (PPiP) for the development of a waste treatment facility...
A more detailed map of the site location, showing the proposed development site as set out in the Proposal of Application Notice
Letter from Midlothian Council confirming planning permission in principle for modern waste treatment facilities at the preferred project site, near Millerhill
Report to Midlothian Council on 17 December 2013
A report on the lessons learned from the procurement of the food waste treatment contract by Zero Waste: Edinburgh and Midlothian
Report to the City of Edinburgh Council on 14 March 2013 regarding capital contribution for the residual waste treatment project
Report to the City of Edinburgh Council on 13 December 2012
Report to the City of Edinburgh Council Transport, Infrastructure and Environment Committee on 21 February 2012
Report on Zero Waste that was approved at the meeing of Midlothian Council on 26 October 2010.
An extract from the Full Council meeting of Midlothian Council on 26 October 2010 in relation to the Zero Waste report
Report to the City of Edinburgh Council on 14 October 2010, following on from the report on 21 September 2010
This report went before the Transport, Infrastructure and Environment Committee on 21 September 2010. It was forwarded to the next Full Council meeting on October 14 2010. An extract from the minute of that meeting can be found below.
An extract from the minute of the meeting of the City of Edinburgh Full Council on 14 October 2010 in relation to the Zero Waste report.
Keep Scotland Beautiful report on a door step survey of the public's attitudes to waste, carried out in Edinburgh and Midlothian between November 2009 and February 2010.
Millerhill and Potential New Waste Management Project Report by Trevor Muir, Chief Executive, 16th September 2008
Midlothian Council, Progress Report, 22nd September 2009
Progress Report, Transport, Infrastructure and Environment Committee, 22nd September 2009
Project Initiation Document, April 2009 - Please note this is a living document and as such is subject to change.
A report that went to Midlothian Cabinet on 18 June 2008 referring to the Councils Zero Waste Resolution.
Midlothian Council's Zero Waste Resolution 18 June 2008.
A map of Edinburgh showing the location of the site of the proposed development at the former marshalling yards at Millerhill
A map showing the boundary of the land currently owned by the Councils at the former marshalling yards, Millerhill
A map showing an indicative site layout and proposed road access at the former marshalling yards, Millerhill