Aileen Campbell, SNP MSP for South of Scotland, has met with members of the Action Group Against Dovesdale Incinerator, to discuss the latest steps in their campaign against a proposed ‘residual waste facility’ at Dovesdale Farm near Stonehouse. The group is behind a campaign which has seen over 20,000 objections to the proposal by Scotgen Ltd lodged with South Lanarkshire Council’s planning department.

Aileen’s own objection included details of a survey of residents in the affect area which showed 97% of respondents disagreed with the proposals. During her meeting with the campaigners, Aileen discussed the importance of raising awareness of the plans and possible timescales for the decision by South Lanarkshire Council’s planning committee, expected in the next few months.

Commenting, Aileen Campbell MSP said:

"I’ve been in touch with members of the campaign group since the proposals were first announced by Scotgen. It is very clear that the local community are united in opposition to the plans for this facility at Dovesdale Farm, and South Lanarkshire Council must listen to those views.

"The decision on whether or not the project goes ahead lies squarely with the Council, no matter what attempts some may have made to pass the buck.

"The campaigners have raised a series of questions about the viability of the project, including serious concerns about the operation of a similar plant in Dumfries. I’ll be following up these concerns and if any new information comes to light, that should also be considered by the Council as part of the planning process.

"Anyone who has an opinion about the proposed Dovesdale Farm facility should submit their views to South Lanarkshire Council as part of the planning procedure."



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