On Monday evening I attended the November meeting of the Development Management Committee. There was a fairly light agenda for this. We accepted an outline planning application for a manufacturing facility for offshore renewables at Dundee Port. I welcome this and look forward to a full application possibly coming forward. I hope that Dundee is able to attract a company to use such a facility sooner rather than later.
There was also a planning application to allow JTC in Harrison Road to operate a wood burning plant which would produce electricity. I supported this proposal as I think that it is good to have a sustainable use for offcuts from the joinery works here. I did ask a question about whether we were setting a precedent in favour of all biomass plants by agreeing last night's proposals. I was reassured to be told that each planning application is treated on its own merits and that no such precedent was set. On this basis I was very happy to support the proposals put forward at the committee meeting.