Clydesdale MP David Mundell has expressed his astonishment after finding out that a planned quarry at Overburns has potentially been recommended for approval by South Lanarkshire Council.
The plans will go to the planning committee on Tuesday 13th February, with Mr Mundell believing any approval would go against the overwhelming wishes of local people.
The proposal has been rejected by the council on two previous occasions and by the Scottish Government as well as in court, leading Mr Mundell to express his disappointment at this potential u-turn.
Commenting David Mundell MP said: “I have stood with local people for almost a decade who have been overwhelmingly opposed to the plans that would see a quarry built at Overburns.
“The council has agreed with their strong opinions in the past so I would find it astonishing if the planning committee are now recommending the quarry to be approved.
“This would be a massive disappointment for local people who thought that council officials were on their side and I will be making my feelings clear to South Lanarkshire Council ahead of this meeting.
“The plans to build a quarry at this site have always been misguided and I remain disappointed that Patersons have continued to pursue their plans, despite a series of rejections over the years.”