Overburns Quarry plan thrown out

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The Gazette understands that the Court of Session has today thrown out Paterson’s appeal against the refusal of its plan for a quarry at Overburns on the Upper Clyde.

“It is truly great news,” said Arthur Bell, vice chairman of the Clyde River Action Group.

After three or four years of campaigning, we have finally seen off this appalling development.”

And he added: “Along with the recent decision to call in the Cemex application (for a quarry extension at New Lanark, this is great news for conservation on the Upper Clyde.”

See next week’s Gazette for full details.