TWENTY new jobs will be created if plans to build a waste plant in Irvine get the green light.

Doveryard Ltd has applied to North Ayrshire Council for planning permission to build the ‘Energy Recovery Facility.’

The incinerator would be located at the Oldhall West Industrial Estate, Irvine if plans get the go-ahead.

Twenty full time jobs would be created from the venture at Murdoch Place and the building would have a 60 metre-high chimney.

It is understood the process involves the burning of rubbish to generate electricity.

A document lodged with the council estimates it could handle up to 180,000 tonnes per annum.

The plant would only process rubbish left after recyclables and compostable material is removed.

And all waste would be non-hazardous.

It would take rubbish from councils such as North Ayrshire, and private firms.

There are also plans for it to handle material from the nearby facility operated by Lowmac.

Old buildings on the proposed site, including a pet crematorium and hazardous waste incinerator, would be demolished to make way for it.