We have been notified that W.H.Malcolm’s application for this facility was refused following substantial objections from local residents.  The company may submit an appeal against the decision. A full copy of the decision notice can be viewed here.


A public consultation event is being held between 2pm and 8pm on Tuesday 24 February 2015 to inform the community of an emerging planning proposal, proposed by W.H. Malcolm Ltd, for the “alteration and diversification of existing waste recycling facility, to incorporate an Energy Recovery facility through use of existing building and with provision of an associated flue and infrastructure” for their existing business premises at 865 South Street. This event will be held in the Whiteinch Community Centre, 1 Northinch Court, Glasgow, G14 0UG.

The existing W.H. Malcolm Ltd waste management and recycling facility has been operating at 865 South Street since 2006 and is licensed to process up to 495,000 tonnes of waste per annum. W.H. Malcolm Ltd are the principal recyclers of construction waste in Glasgow. The diversification of this facility to provide an Energy Recovery Facility, using gasification technology, will utilise the skills of their workforce to enable heat and electricity generation, through the residual material of the waste recycling process.

This c. £35m investment in new technology will help towards meeting the landfill reduction targets of Scotland’s Zero Waste Plan and will generate up to 12.2MW of renewable electricity and up to 9.7MW of renewable heat. The majority of the new plant machinery will be housed within the limits of the existing building, with a single storey extension to be provided on the elevation facing the River Clyde and some storage structures, together with a new 70m stack. An Environmental Impact Assessment of the proposed development has been undertaken and a detailed Environmental Statement will be submitted with the forthcoming planning application.



Volunteering at the Whiteinch Centre credited with helping secure job success.

Local resident Willie Watt has credited the “reinvigorating experience” of volunteering on the Whiteinch News community newspapers as helping to build his confidence and develop his skills which contributed to him securing a new job.