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A new objection letter has been produced against Scottish Coal’s application for a new open cast coal mine at Airfield Farm, Cousland, Midlothian. Objections must be made before the 1st of September by post or by the 3rd of September using the online objections form.

Download the objection letter and object to this application!

It is essential that you include your NAME, ADDRESS and the DATE before sending it. You can print it and send it yourself, fill in your name, address and the date and email it to us to print and post, or go online here and fill out the comment form, with planning reference 09/00349/FUL.

5 Responses to “Object to open cast application at Airfield Farm, Cousland”

  1. 1 Charles

    Does anyone know what the current status/outcome of this is? My relatives lived nearby and I’m curious to know what happened. Thank you.

  2. 2 admin

    Hiya, nothing has happened since the Council rejected the application, and the deadline for Scottish Coal to appeal the decision has expired. It is possible that Scottish Coal will submit another application, or that local planning policy will be eventually re-written to make the application acceptable, but nothing of the sort has happened yet.

  3. 3 Tricia

    That is too bad that nothing hashappened yet. Government works at their own pace. And it is always too slow. No sense of urgency or how their their action (or non-action) affects the public at large.

  4. 4 Matt Drummond

    I’m very glad that they didn’t succeed with the open cast coal mine in Midlothian. I live in Edinburgh and would hate to see it here. My uncle in Adrosson, Ayrshire is quite involved with preventing the new coal plant at Hunterston. So hopefully that will be prevented from happening as well.

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