Support for plant ridiculed

CLAIMS that three quarters of the public support a controversial £360m biomass plant in Leith have been ridiculed.

Forth Energy, the company behind the scheme, said a three-day consultation showed 73 per cent felt the proposed Leith scheme would bring positive benefits.

But the company later admitted it had collected only 100 questionnaires and no-one living near the proposed site had been approached directly.