Proposed Extension to Hyndford Quarry, South Lanarkshire CL/12/0525
The owners of Hyndford Quarry applied to South Lanarkshire Council in November 2012 to extend their existing quarry. You can find all of the information about the proposals on the Council’s planning portal by searching for CL/12/0525 at http://pbsportal.southlanarkshire.gov.uk/Northgate/PlanningExplorer/GeneralSearch.aspx
South Lanarkshire Council were required to consult Historic Scotland (on behalf of Scottish Ministers) before determining the application. You can read more about Historic Scotland’s role in the planning application here
Having considered the case in detail, Historic Scotland did not consider that the application raised such concerns that we should object. We looked at all of the issues within our formal role, including the impacts on the Falls of Clyde Designed Landscape and the Outstanding Universal Value of New Lanark World Heritage Site. Our detailed consultation response of 22 January 2013 sets out that consideration in detail. That letter and all of our subsequent communication with the Council are available on the South Lanarkshire Council planning portal
South Lanarkshire Council were minded to grant consent for the proposal, and were required to notify that decision to Scottish Ministers. Ministers have now decided to call in the application for their own determination. Historic Scotland may have a further role in that process, and we cannot therefore discuss the merits of the case in detail at this stage. If, however, you have any further queries about our role in the planning process, please email us
and we’ll reply.
Historic Scotland Statement on Hyndford Quarry Call-in - 30th January 2014
A spokesperson for Historic Scotland said "We note the decision by Scottish Ministers to call-in the application for an extension to Hyndford Quarry for their own determination. This will provide an opportunity for further scrutiny of all of the likely impacts, including the potential impact of the proposal on the outstanding universal value of New Lanark. We considered that issue in detail in our role as consultee and did not consider that the impact would be significant."