East Lothian Council’s Planning Committee met remotely on Tuesday 1st September and considered an application to extend the date by which the landfill site at Oxwell Mains, near Dunbar, must be restored.
The former quarry site has been operated by Viridor as a landfill site since September 1997, with the later addition of an energy from waste facility. As part of the original planning consent, the land was to be restored to agricultural land within 23 years.
Committee members today unanimously agreed to extend that period by five years, therefore restoration will be by September 2025. This is in line with a Scottish Government objective to avoid the need for new facilities by maximising the efficient use of existing landfill facilities.
The relevant application number is 20/00627/PM.