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CONCH Campaign Update: Time to Object

Communities Opposed to New Coal at Hunterston, a campaign against a massive 1.6GW power station on the West Coast of Scotland, is busy objecting to new information submitted by Ayrshire Power – plans that have got even bigger and dirtier. They need your help – get involved by objecting, coming to a campaign meeting or spreading the word! Read on for more information.

CAMPAIGN UPDATE JULY 2011

CONCH CAMPAIGN MEETING : Thursday 11th August 7.30pm
West Kilbride Village Hall, Arthur Street, KA23 9EN
This meeting is to discuss the addendum to the planning application that has been submitted by Ayrshire Power and ways in which you can help us maximise the number of people objecting.

We need your help in
– scrutinising the updated plans so we can make detailed representations
– distributing model letters of objections (these should be ready for our meeting)
– delivering flyers and model letters locally
– making donations to help us get more printing done

Please get in touch if you can help in anyway via info@conchcampaign.org and keep checking www.conchcampaign.org for all the latest developments….

AYRSHIRE POWER SUBMIT ADDENDUM TO PLANS – PUBLIC CONSULTATION REOPENS
As Ayrshire Power’s original planning application contained many flaws and gaps, they have been required to submit extra details. Last week Ayrshire Power submitted an addendum to their Environmental Statement to the Scottish Government. This means that public consultation on their plans have re-opened.

HOW TO VIEW UPDATED PLANS
From 20 July adverts will be placed in local papers for two consecutive weeks explaining how people can make further representations. Copies of the addendum will be available for inspection at North Ayrshire Council Offices, Irvine; Fairlie Library; Largs Library; West Kilbride Library Millport Town Hall; The Scottish Government Library at GD-41, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh.

A CD copy is available free of charge by requesting by e-mail to rxallan@globalskm.comor writing to Mr Ross Allan at, SKM Enviros, 160 Dundee Street, Edinburgh, EH11 1DQ. Hard copies are available from the same address at a charge of £25 per copy.

It should also be available for downloading from APL’s website http://www.ayrshirepower.co.uk

HOW TO MAKE FURTHER OBJECTIONS
Representations relating to the Addendum should be made to The Scottish Government Energy Consents Unit either by e-mail to hunterston@scotland.gsi.gov.uk or in writing to Scottish Government Energy Consents Unit 4th Floor, 5 Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw, Glasgow G2 8LU. Representations should be dated and include your full name and address. THE DEADLINE FOR SENDING REPRESENTATIONS IS 29th AUGUST .

PUBLIC CONSULTATION
Following their proud tradition of not appearing in public very often, Ayrshire Power will be holding just two exhibition surgeries:
Tuesday 23rd August at Garrison House, Millport Cumbrae from 12-7pm Wednesday 24th August at Largs Yacht Haven from 1pm – 9pm

PLANS GET BIGGER AND DIRTIER

Chimney increases in size by almost 150 feet

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-14219955

SPREAD THE WORD

Please tell family, friends and work-colleagues that they have the chance to object to the building of Scotland’s first new coal fired power station for 40 years. If people have already objected, then their objections remain valid, but there is nothing to stop them objecting a second time. If you’ve not objected before now is the time to do it! Please circulate this email and post its contents on your facebook, twitter and blogs. CONCH is an entirely volunteer run community campaign and we can’t stop these proposals without your help.

Thanks!

CONCH

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