Overburns campaigner paints nightmare picture

River Clyde at Overburns'22/7/10
River Clyde at Overburns'22/7/10

A nightmare picture has been painted of the “disaster area” Clydesdale’s countryside would become if controversial quarrying plans get the go-ahead.

It is part of the final assault against the proposal for a huge mining operation at Overburns near Lamington from the figure leading the Clyde River Action Group opposing the scheme, businessman and politician Arthur Bell.

The deadline for objections to the scheme closed on Tuesday and South Lanarkshire Council will now consider again a development it knocked back for planning permission last year.

In his final letter of objection to the council, Arthur threw everything at the proposal by developers Patersons, ranging from allegations of human rights violations to the violation of mother nature itself.

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