Comments on: The Caudlhall Decision: What next? What happened? Sat, 30 Nov 2013 17:32:20 +0000 hourly 1
By: Canonbie Residents Against Coal Developments Sat, 30 Nov 2013 17:32:20 +0000 Canonbie Residents Against Coal Developments (CRACD) support Coalactionscotland
A huge area at the S end of the M74 has already been earmarked by Buccleuch Estates for opencast., with tenant farms being emptied in readiness, and Buccleuch attempting to manipulate the local Development Plan.
Communities need to come together to oppose yet more coal.
If the Scottish Government really believe in Community Empowerment, we need to demand empowerment not for local Councils, but for communities themselves, and find ways of making them listen us.
Current Scottish Government consultations for Scottish Planning Policy (SPP) , for Community Empowerment Bill, and for Scottish Land Reform Review.
Submit your views to all or any of these fora. Make sure the Scottish Government hears very clearly what communities think about opencast coal.