If plans for a quarry breaching New Lanark’s buffer zone get the go-ahead, it could lead to the village being “struck off” the list of World Heritage sites.
That’s the fear voiced to the Gazette this week by local conservationists.
The plans by Cemex – which operates Hyndford Quarry opposite Lanark Racecourse – are due to be submitted shortly to South Lanarkshire Council.
But Ed Archer said this week that some of the land involved was parkland, formerly part of the Bonnington Estate, and inside the heritage buffer zone.
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