The main benefit to local residents, other than more sustainable disposal of the area’s waste, will be access to the proposed District Heating scheme. Data shows that up to 30% of households in Torry may be, or are at risk of fuel poverty and the low cost energy from the EfW plant has the potential to reduce fuel poverty in the area.
* source Torry Strategic Assessment 2016 v3.5
In addition to the heat benefits for local residents, there will be many opportunities arising from this development for residents across the North East. As a major project, the Councils require the contractor appointed to build and run this facility to provide community benefits in the form of:
- Education, employability and skills training
- Formal training, apprenticeships, educational visits and career development
- 3rd Sector and local small to medium enterprises (SME) opportunities
- Events, workshops and supply chain opportunities
- Improving social wellbeing
- Fair treatment of workforce and suppliers, professional assistance to local organisations and support for unemployed and socially disengaged individuals.
We’ll give more details about these after the operator is appointed as community benefits will be provided as part of their contract.
Did you know?
The main benefit to local residents, other than more sustainable disposal of the area’s waste, will be access to the proposed District Heating scheme.