New Lanark quarry objectors call on Holyrood for help

Quarry...before the extension takes place
Quarry...before the extension takes place

REACTION to last week’s decision to allow the expansion of quarrying on the scenic outskirts of Lanark was swift and often bitter.

The South Lanarkshire Council planning committee granting Cemex the permission to mine 10 million tonnes of sand and gravel from the expansion to its existing Hyndford Quarry met as last week’s Gazette went to press.

At the meeting Lanark SNP councillor Vivienne Shaw attempted to make a last-minute stand against full permission being granted but her motion to limit the development to miss out the sensitive New Lanark Buffer Zone was defeated 16-7.

For more details, see the Carluke and Lanark Gazette.