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Campaigners hand South Lanarkshire Council a formal complaint over handling of opencast application

Campaigners and community members have today issued South Lanarkshire Council a formal complaint [1] over their handing of the Glentaggart East opencast coal mine application … Read entire article »

Battle lines drawn: council deceive community and approve Glentaggart East application

It’s been glaringly obvious for some time that South Lanarkshire Council will do anything to help Scottish Coal mine the Douglas Valley – but … Read entire article »

Small victory against open cast in Scotland: Scottish Coal withdraw Auldton Heights plans

From Coal Action Scotland: Scottish Coal have announced that they are no longer perusing a new 420,000 tonne open cast coal mine at Auldton … Read entire article »

Community Consultations Ignored By Council Planners

Significant oversights have been identified in South Lanarkshire Council’s initial planning documents relating to local mineral industries. Coal Action Scotland has carried out a critical … Read entire article »

Scottish Coal submit application for 4 million tonne Glentaggart East as Coal Lorry smashes into a building on the A70

As the long awaited submission to South Lanarkshire Council of the full application to mine 4 million tonnes of coal from the so-called … Read entire article »

Traffic assessment reveals massive coal road usage as yet another Scottish Coal lorry overturns on the A70

From Coal Action Scotland: On Wednesday 6th April yet another Scottish Coal lorry transporting some 30 tonnes of coal overturned on the A70 near Glespin, … Read entire article »

Council admits it has no power of enforcement as Scottish Coal says “sorry”

Last Tuesday’s Mainshill Open Cast Coal Site Community Liaison meeting, held in the Glespin Hall, revealed substantial information on just how negligent South Lanarkshire Council … Read entire article »

South Lanarkshire Council Stinks! Activists disrupt planning committee decision

From Coal Action Scotland: On Tuesday morning Planning Committee Councillors decided to approve Scottish Resources Groups’s application for Happendon Wood. As they did … Read entire article »

McDowall does it again – approval recommended for Happendon Wood development

After ignoring 24,000 objectors against the Dovesdale incinerator plans and recommending approval for that application, McDowall has made it two in a row, this time … Read entire article »