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  Coal / Mineral Industry History Information 

 Open casting operations and other related application reports etc.

Below is a list of the coal / mineral or related application details (past and present) pertaining to; and including, other connected business in and around the Douglas Valley sites.

The applications below are British Coal, Scottish Coal or SRG (Scottish Resources Group)

 Applications Information 
KEY...
 
NEW, APPROVED, REFUSED, WITHDRAWN, REGISTERED, ABANDONED
 
Click on App' No' (underlined blue code) to read details on South Lanarkshire Council (SLC) planning website or other downloadable information

 
Auldton Heights
 
App' No' - CL/10/X0519/NEW
Auldton Heights Surface Mine Lesmahagow Lanark ML11 0JR
Excavation (up to 420,000 tonnes) by Surface Mining Methods with Restoration to Forestry and Agricultural on land to the south of Lesmahagow.
NEW (06-10-2010)

 
Broken Cross OCCS
 
App' No' - CL/98/0451
Broken Cross Muir, near Rigside, Douglas Water
Extraction of coal by opencast and augering methods with restoration to agriculture and nature conservation
Application Granted
 
 
 
Broken Cross Opencast Coal Site Rigside ML11 9PB
Amendment of condition 5 of planning consent CL/98/0451 to permit the export of fireclay
FINAL DECISION 15-01-2003
Application Granted
 
Land at Auchmeddan and Moat Mains Farms Lesmahagow
Northern extension to existing Broken Cross OCCS involving extraction of coal and fireclay by opencast methods
REGISTERED 22-09-2004
 
Broken Cross OCCS and land at Tower Farm Douglas Water Lanark
Southern extension to the Broken Cross OCCS involving additional soil storage areas, the extraction of coal and fireclay from an extended extraction area and a revised phasing and restoration scheme at Broken Cross OCCS, Douglas Water
REGISTERED 25-11-2004
 
Land at Poniel Farm and Adjoining Woodlands South-West of Junction 11/M74 South Lanarkshire
Extraction of minerals (coal and fireclay) by opencast methods and establishment of development platform: amendment to the submitted Mineral Extraction Scheme involving the deletion of extraction areas 2 and 3 and associated haul roads, soil storage areas and water treatment area
FINAL DECISION 09-12-2004
Application Granted
 
Broken Cross Opencast Coal Site near Douglas Water/Rigside South Lanarkshire ML11 9PB
Variation to approved working scheme (variation to conditions 3 & 11 of permission CL/98/0451, and prior consent under conditions 5 & 6 of permission CL/98/0451)
FINAL DECISION 21-03-2005
Application Granted
 
 
Broken Cross North (East) Extension Broken Cross Surface Mine Douglas Water Lanark ML11 9PB
Excavation of coal (up to 1 million tonnes) by surface mining methods with restoration to agricultural use on land immediately to the east of the Broken Cross North Extension Surface Mine.
NEW (06-10-2010)
 
Excavation of coal by surface mining methods on 170.6ha of land incorporating existing surface mining operations at Broken Cross South (in part), Broken Cross North Extension and unworked land to the east (East Extension: 30.8ha) of Broken Cross North; with restoration to agriculture


Dalquhandy / OCCS
 
App' No' - P/LK/01850582
Dalquhandy, Coalburn
British Coal
Extraction of coal by open cast methods
Recommendation Grant
 
* Clydesdale District Council
 
 
 
Dalquhandy Opencast Coal Site Middlemuir Road Coalburn ML11 ONN
Construction of national rally training and education centre involving the formation of rally tracks and construction of administration building with ancillary development
WITHDRAWN 04-11-2002
Withdrawn Decision
 
Dalquhandy Opencast Coal Site Coalburn
Retention of Dalquhandy Opencast Coal Site access road and area of concrete hardstanding
FINAL DECISION 09-04-2008
Application Granted
 
Land at Gunsgreen Middlemuir Road Coalburn ML11 0NN
Residential development (Outline)
FINAL DECISION 05-06-2008
Application Granted
 
 
 

 
Glentaggart OCCS
 
App' No' - CL/96/0312
Glentaggart, by Glespin, near Douglas
Extraction of coal by open cast methods
Application Granted
 
 
 
CL/98/0516
Glentaggart Opencast Coal Site to Dalquhandy Disposal Point
Construction of haul road
Recommendation - Grant Permission
 
 
 
Land at East Glespin Farm Glespin
Installation of dewatering well and ancillary works and equipment for use in connection with the Glentaggart Opencast Coal Site
FINAL DECISION 26-10-2004
Application Granted
 
Glentaggart Opencast Coal Site Kennox Cottage Glespin ML11 0ST
Variation to conditions 3 and 11of permission CL/96/0312 to allow variation of approved working scheme
FINAL DECISION 25-07-2005
Application Granted
 
Glentaggart Opencast Coal Site Kennox Cottage Glespin ML11 0ST
Variation of planning permission CL/96/0312 (Extraction of coal at Glentaggart) to allow the exportation of brick clay from the site via the existing Kennox site entrance
WITHDRAWN 10-12-2007
Withdrawn Decision
 
Glentaggart Opencast Coal Site Kennox Cottage Glespin ML11 0ST
Variation of planning permission CL/96/312 (Extraction of coal at Glentaggart) to allow the exportation of coal form the site via the existing Kennox site entrance (in a westerly direction)
FINAL DECISION 10-12-2007
Application Granted
 
Glentaggart Opencast Coal Site Glespin Extension to approved coal extraction area (Variation of conditions 5 and 11 of planning permission CL/96/0312)
FINAL DECISION 18-08-2008
Application Granted
 
 
 
 
 
 
Glentaggart Surface Mine Glespin South Lanarkshire ML11 0SJ
Extension to excavation area B6 (variation to conditions 5 + 11 of planning permission CL/96/0312)
FINAL DECISION 05-08-2009
Application Granted
 
Glentaggart Surface Mine Glespin ML11 0SJ
Extraction of coal by opencast methods (Extension to existing open cast coal site) with restoration to agriculture and forestry
REGISTERED 14-05-2010
 
Glentaggart Surface Mine Glespin South Lanarkshire ML11 0SJ
Application for the extraction of coal by surface mining methods with restoration to forestry and agriculture on a 44.5 ha site, including a 8.5 ha extension to the approved Glentaggart Surface Mine. The extraction is up to 500,000 tonnes of coal and is expected to last some 30 months, plus a further 12 months for restoration. The proposal is classed as Major Development.
NEW (29-10-2009)
 
Glentaggart East (Satellite) Surface Mine Glentaggart Surface Mine Glespin ML11 0SJ
Excavation of coal (approximately 4 million tonnes) and ancillary minerals by Surface Mining Methods with restoration to open moorland and grazing on land to the east of Glentaggart Surface Mine, some 1.5km south of Douglas.
NEW (06-10-2010)


Happendon
 
App' No' - CL/10/0180
Land at Poniel/Happendon Wood South Lanarkshire
Mixed use development comprising industrial and storage and distribution warehousing (Classes 5 & 6), business units/office accommodation (Class 4), hotel with conference and commercial leisure facilities (Class 7), retail/restaurant floorspace (Classes 1 & 3), landscaping, open space and associated infrastructure (planning permission in principle)
FINAL DECISION 27-04-2010
Application Granted
 
 
SLC minute for CL/10/0180
 
 
Land at Poniel and Happendon Wood South Lanarkshire
Proposed business, industrial, storage and distribution development including office space, retail, hotel with conference and commercial leisure facilities and associated infrastructure
NEW (04-11-2009)
 

 
Mainshill OCCS
 
App' No' - CL/08/0367
Land at Mainshill adjoining A70 and B7078 nr Newmains Farm Douglas South Lanarkshire
Extraction of Coal and fireclay by opencast methods with restoration to agriculture and woodland.
FINAL DECISION 02-07-2008
Application Granted
 
SLC minute 23/2/09 for CL/08/0367


Poniel / OCCS
(see Happendon for other connected applications)
 
App' No' - CL/04/0679
Poniel Holdings South-West of Junction 11 / M74 South Lanarkshire
Erection of industrial storage and distribution, specialised retail and office use, visitor related facilities, associated infrastructure and landscaping.
FINAL DECISION 24-09-2004
Application Granted
 
Land at Poniel Farm and Adjoining Woodlands South-West of Junction 11/M74 South Lanarkshire
Extraction of minerals (coal and fireclay) by opencast methods and establishment of development platform: amendment to the submitted Mineral Extraction Scheme involving the deletion of extraction areas 2 and 3 and associated haul roads, soil storage areas and water treatment area
FINAL DECISION 09-12-2004
Application Granted
 
Poniel Opencast Coal Site S/W of Junction 11 M74 South Lanarkshire ML11 0RL
Variation to conditions 35 and 47 of planning permission CL/07/0862 to allow limited overnight overburden extraction (1900hrs - 0700hrs Monday to Saturday)
FINAL DECISION 30-10-2008
Application Granted
 
Land at Poniel Farm and Adjoining Woodlands South West of Junction 11, M74 South Lanarkshire
Variation to Condition 4 of planning permission ref CL/04/0877 (Extraction of coal and fireclay at Poniel) to permit revised working scheme comprising: relocation of soils and overburden, storage areas; relocation of internal site access road; and relocation of water treatment lagoon.
FINAL DECISION 27-12-2007
Application Granted
 
Poniel Surface Mine SW of Junction 11 M74 South Lanarkshire
Extension to opencast coal workings (variation to conditions 3 & 4 of planning ref CL/07/0862)
FINAL DECISION 10-07-2009
Application Granted


Ravenstruther / Rail Terminal
 
App' No' - CL/02/0487
Ravenstruther Rail Terminal Ayr Road Ravenstruther ML11 8NN
Retention of railhead and coal loading facility
FINAL DECISION 03-09-2002
Application Granted

 
 
Ravenstruther Coal Loading Terminal Ayr Road Ravenstruther ML11 8NN Variation to Condition 19 of P/LK/01870127P to extend hours of plant operation from 19.00 hrs to 20.00 hrs Monday to Friday
REGISTERED 10-01-2011
 
Ravenstruther Coal Loading Terminal Ayr Road Ravenstruther ML11 8NN Variation of Condition 19 P/LK/01870127P to extend hours of plant operation from 19.00 hours to 20.00 hours, Monday to Friday.
NEW (08-09-2010)
 
Land off Ayr Road Ravenstruther ML11 8NN
Proposed housing development incorporating visitor interpretation facility (in outline)
FINAL DECISION 31-07-2008
Application Granted
 
 
 

 
Spireslack / OCCS
 
App' No' - CL/96/0432
Spireslack Glenbuck Near Muirkirk
Extraction of coal by opencast methods, removal of dereliction and enhancement of landscape and nature conservation interests
FINAL DECISION 23-12-1996
Application Granted
 
Spireslack Glenbuck Near Muirkirk
Amendment of Condition 1 of Planning Permission Ref No. CL/96/0432 to extend the commencement period for a further 12 months.
WITHDRAWN 01-07-2004
Withdrawn Decision
 
Spireslack Windfarm near Muirkirk and Douglas
Erection and operation of windfarm (consultation from Scottish Executive under S36 of the Electricity Act 1989)
WITHDRAWN 04-05-2005
Withdrawn Decision