On the 21st October 2015, Fordmouth Renewables Limited lodged a planning application with South Lanarkshire Council for the installation of a solar farm and associated hydrogen production and storage facility, south of Dippool Farmhouse Carnwath, consisting of 20,000 solar panels across an area of 20 hectares (50 acres).
Plannning Democracy campaigns for a fair and inclusive planning system in Scotland. They are a small but impressive charity with a strong belief that a robust, democratic planning system in crucial for shaping fairer and more sustainable places. They are currently campaigning for an Equal Right of Appeal as part of the Scottish Government's review of the planning system.
Clydesdale Greens have welcomed Scottish Government's decision to turn down an application to extend Hyndford Quarry in Lanark into the buffer zone of the New Lanark World Heritage site.
Clydesdale Green activist Janet Moxley said "The western extension to Hyndford Quarry would be hugely damaging to the New Lanark site and destroy a beautiful area of landscaped park land. Scottish Government has made the right decision on this application, and we applaud the efforts of Prof Mark Stephens and the Save our Landscapes group to protect this area.
Greens are concerned about recently announced plans to build an "environmental tourist attraction" on the Cuningar Loop of the Clyde near Rutherglen. The development would remove an all too rare local area of wild ground which is home to some of our native wildlife and see them be replaced by a high-tech zoo housing exotic species from polar, tropical and temperate zones in "biomes" where they never experience the outside world. Earlier this year, the Forestry Commission had revealed that it had plans to develop woodland on the site. It is not clear whether the woodland would be able to be created if plans for the Wild Side development go ahead.
Greens are condemning news that developers Paterson of Greenoakhill are intending to appeal the Scottish Government Reporter's decision to the Court of Session that a quarry Overburns Farm, L
Article by Rob Edwards from the Sunday Herald on enforcement notice served on the Dargavel Incinerator near Dumfries. Includes comment from D&G Green Alis Balance. Scotgen who run Dargavel also have planning consent for a similar incinerator at Dovesdale, near Stonehouse, although at present Scotgen have withdrawn their application from a licence from SEPA to operate at Dovesdale.
Plans for extraction of methane gas from the coal bed at Airth near Falkirk have been submitted to Falkirk and Stirling Councils.
Lanarkshire Greens are disappointed that quarry operator Patersons of Greenoakhill have lodged an appeal against refusal planning consent for a sand and gravel quarry on the Clyde flood plain at Overburns Farm, Lamington.
Encouraging renewables on council buildings will generate electricity and income as well reducing greenhouse gas emissions and set an example.