Viridor plans £800m green investment

WASTE and recycling firm Viridor yesterday unveiled plans to invest £800 million in "green" infrastructure in Scotland over the next five years.

The company, part of the London-listed Pennon Group, said it will appeal to Scottish ministers after plans for a 193m incinerator near Dunbar in East Lothian were rejected.

Viridor said its plans for a road-to-rail waste transfer station at Portobello would be heard at a public enquiry, which is due to begin next week. The firm – whose clients include BAE systems, Coca Cola and Edinburgh, Glasgow and Highland councils – said it has already invested 30m in Scotland in the past five years.