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Hyndford Quarry

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.

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 decided to call in the application for their own determination and hearing sessions were held on 19-21 August 2014. Because Ministers will have a further role in the case, 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. All of the documents relating to the hearings are available on the Directorate for Planning and Environmental Appeals (DPEA) website


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