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Mineral sites locations map in and around Douglas Valleyclick HERE
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If you have issues you wish to raise with South Lanarkshire Council concerning monitoring and enforcement of the open cast mines in and around the area contact the following ...
Minerals Monitoring & Enforcement OfficerEnterprise Resources
Planning & Building Standards
South Lanarkshire Council
Montrose House, 154 Montrose Crescent
Hamilton, ML3 6LB
Fax: 01698 455984E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
HEALTHY VALLEY ?
Douglas Doctors speak out and write to Gazette (3/9/09) about their health concerns for the local residents regarding the open cast mining concurrently operating in the Douglas Valley
Dr. Kirstie Stramler
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Mainshill Wood Occupation Protest
NO intervention from Scottish Government on Mainshill Wood opencast...decision is passed back to South Lanarkshire Council
Despite the application being contrary to many Government and Council policies, the hundreds of objections received, and the Scottish Government extending the period in which they are required to examine the application in detail in order to come to a final decision, they have passed the application back to the Council.
Mainshill opencast mine granted by South Lanarkshire Council despite more than 650 letters of objection
The controversial Mainshill opencast coal site near Douglas has been given the go ahead by South Lanarkshire Council's planning committee.
Despite more than 650 letters of objection and a campaign to stop the site, permission was granted at the council's planning committee meeting on Tuesday (10/2/09).
Around 1.7 million tonnes of coal and 160,000 tonnes of fireclay will be extracted over a five year period with 93 jobs being created.
The site is less than one kilometre from the Lady Home Hospital.
While the mine does have some local support, a number of leading politicians and local action group members were against the decision.
The proposal will now go to the Scottish government for final decision.