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A beauty spot near Biggar, Overburns could have become a quarry  

 

SNP Councillor for Biggar Ian McAllan and I are both delighted at the news that the renewed application by Patersons of Greenoakhill to extract sand and gravel on the Clyde at Overburns farm, near Lamington, has been rejected by South Lanarkshire Council today (1/5/18).

The decision was made in a vote by the Planning Committee, who overwhelmingly rejected the application.

As Clydesdale’s MSP, I have always sought to ensure the voices of my constituents and the local campaign group are heard.

For over nine years these plans have attracted over 1000 objections and have seen the local community repeatedly needing to summon the strength to object to all the attempts by Patersons to get their application through the planning process.

I am pleased the Council has overwhelmingly rejected this latest application.

This result is testament to the perseverance and determination by the local community and others who have dug deep to fight this.

I hope Patersons now take heed of this latest refusal, listen to the community who have consistently said they do not want this quarry, and do not bring back any further applications.

Councillor McAllan was pleased to have the opportunity to address the committee hearing to reinforce the strong feelings and objections felt by the local community he represents, and he felt the fact that the vote was so overwhelmingly against demonstrated the strength of the case against this application.

He also hopes that this will now be the end of what has been a very long and difficult journey for the local community.

 

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