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29/01/14 16:27

Quarry plan called in

Ministers to consider Hyndford Quarry application

Scottish Ministers will consider a planning application for the proposed extension to Hyndford Quarry, close to the New Lanark World Heritage Site.

Planning Minister Derek Mackay has called in the application.

The extension lies inside the buffer zone of the site and Falls of Clyde Inventory Designed Landscape, and is adjacent to New Lanark Conservation Area, part of the Clyde Valley Woodlands National Nature Reserve, a site of special scientific interest and special area of conservation.

South Lanarkshire Council considered the application from Cemex UK Operations Ltd at the end of last year, and were minded to grant planning consent.

A Reporter will now be appointed to examine the proposal and make a recommendation to Ministers on whether planning consent should be granted.

Notes to editors

Cemex UK Operations Ltd proposes to extend its operational sand and gravel quarry at Lanark. The proposed extension falls inside the buffer zone of New Lanark World Heritage Site (WHS), and Falls of Clyde Inventory Designed Landscape and is adjacent to the New Lanark Conservation Area which is part of the Clyde Valley Woodlands National Nature Reserve, a site of special scientific interest and special area of conservation. The site is located 560m south east of the Lanark settlement boundary.

The Scottish Government issued a notification direction on, 18 February 2013, requiring South Lanarkshire Council to notify this application to Ministers if they were minded to grant planning consent. The application was duly notified, on 19 December 2013.