I welcome the decision not to progress with the Biomass plant. In some respects I am disappointed that it looks like there will not now be a public inquiry. It would have been good to ensure that these plans are dead in the water. I would worry that this would mean that the plans which I opposed could be resurrected at some point in the future.
I remain clear that these plans were bad for the people of Dundee and that there would have been a detrimental impact on air quality. I also remain very sceptical about claims made for jobs around this plan.
I am sure that the thousands of people who objected to the plan will be pleased to see that it will not come forward now. We need to ensure that we remain vigilant and that as a council and as a city we work hard to improve air quality and the environment right across the city.
***Update on 28 March, there is now confimration that the plans have been withdrawn.