Hunterston coal station sunk!

Published: 27 Jun 2012 09:304 comments

Local people will be celebrating the surprise news that Ayrshire Power have withdrawn their multi billion, multi-fuel power station plan for Hunterston meaning the public inquiry will not go ahead.

Kenneth Gibson MSP

THE much criticised plans for a so-called carbon capture power station at Hunterston have been dropped by Ayrshire Power .

The very surprising move by the company, set up by Peel Holdings, was welcomed by local SNP MSP Kenneth Gibson who has been saying for more than a year that the project was "dead in the water."

Ayrshire Power admitted that they faced economic difficulties and time constraints in trying to get permission for the £2-3b plant.

Full story in the Largs & Millport News of June 27.

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  • Munnycantbyemeluv
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    Jun 27, 14:00
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    At last a local reresentative interested in doing some good for the area. Well done!

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  • Greeto
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    Jun 29, 16:14
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    Thank God we will no longer have to listen to the cringe worthy objections made by the local anti coal brigade.

    1. We dont want coal stock piled on our door step regardless of the fact it has been stock piled there for the last 30 odd year by the millions of tonnes.

    2. Will the public enquiry examine the human rights of those who dig the coal abroad?

    I assume now that the power station is doomed then the campaign to address the above 2 issues will be carried on as they remain very much on your door step.

    I think we all know the answer to that one but hopefully we can now obliterate the Largs skyline with lovely efficient wind turbines to rival Eaglesham and harness all that Atlantic wind!

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  • imacomputertbuddie
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    Jun 30, 15:30
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    The Pepe who objected to this ie nymbies,are the very same people who have a go at the unemployed. You can't have it both ways.

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  • Hamish100
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    Jun 30, 18:51
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    Greeto more like greetin---at least the Atlantic wind will be cleaner!

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