Moray Council today became the second of the three north-east authorities to sign up to the next stage of an agreement which will pave the way for a shared energy-from-waste plant.
A special meeting of the full council in Elgin agreed to the terms of a stage two agreement involving Moray and neighbouring Aberdeenshire Council and Aberdeen City Council.
The city council gave its approval to the next stage of the project yesterday and Aberdeenshire Council will give its decision tomorrow.
Agreement by all three councils will lead to a procurement exercise to seek a contractor for the project.
Planning permission has already been given for the plant at East Tullos in Aberdeen which will generate electricity by processing up to 150,000 tonnes of waste each year from across the north-east.
Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 95,510 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.
Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live.
Headquartered in Elgin, the administrative capital of Moray.