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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 this, activists set off two stink bombs in the committee room where the councillors were meeting, briefly occupied part of the council HQ roof, and unfurlled a banner saying: South Lanarkshire COALcil – Pushing through Dirty Development” … Read entire article »

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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 recommending approval for the Happendon/Poniel mixed use development when it goes to planning committee on Tuesday 8th March. Again, this application was widely opposed by local communities, and again big business – this time Scottish Resources Group (Scottish Coal) – has been prioritised ahead of local people. When will these people be held to account for their decisions? If South Lanarkshire Council is “public enemy number 1″, then McDowall must be a close contender for for taking the same title. … Read entire article »

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