Dovesdale Farm waste treatment facility approved

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THERE were furious scenes at South Lanarkshire Council HQ as councillors voted IN FAVOUR of a waste treatment facility near Blackwood.

MSPS and members of the Dovesdale Action Group reacted furiously when the Dovesdale Farm facility was granted – by 14 votes to nine.

Dovesdale Incinerator protest outside South Lanarkshire Council Planning Committee meeting, Hamilton'8/2/11'Picture by Lindsay Addison

Dovesdale Incinerator protest outside South Lanarkshire Council Planning Committee meeting, Hamilton'8/2/11'Picture by Lindsay Addison

In a fiery debate prior to the decision, members of the action group and Scotgen representatives put their cases to the council’s planning committee.

For full reation to the controversial decision, pick up a copy of this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette which is in the shops now.