DRAMATIC BID TO HALT COAL POWER MEETING

Published: 26 Oct 2011 13:003 comments

Proceedings for the clean coal power station hearing at North Ayrshire Council was halted in the opening minute as a local councillor attempted to stop the meeting in a dramatic move.

Proceedings for the clean coal power station hearing at North Ayrshire Council were halted in the opening minute as a local councillor attempted to stop the meeting in a dramatic move.

Ayrshire Power propose to build a £3m clean coal power station facility at Hunterston as the controversial development came under scrutiny from councillors.

Conservative Robert Barr of West Kilbride accused Ayrshire Power of attempting to lobby councillors before the crucial meeting at Cunninghame House in Irvine on Monday morning.

Mr Barr interrupted the Provost at the opening of the meeting when he said: "There have been lobbying letters which have been given to each councillor. I think this meeting should be stopped."

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  • i can do that.com
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    Oct 28, 23:28
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    if it brings jobs im all for it.

    signed.

    yosser hughes

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  • Jonathon C Hampton
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    Oct 31, 17:27
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    i dont know why they just do not build the coal power station at inverkip, they are already knocking down the former oil power station, so why not build the coal one there instead of new houses., the large chimney already exists and could be reused, the infrastructure of pylons still there so could also be used.

    it would not be that that hard to utilize the infrasutructure thats at inverkip and sail the coal from hunterston on smaller ships and up there to inverkip and use the current pier there.

    everyone is used to the inverkip power station so to knock it down and rebuild as a coal station would not be much of a blight on the area as a large building been there for many years plus that area and chimney could be used like it should be.

    the inverkip station is hidden away from the local area behind trees so only way you can see it is from the clyde. as it would be the same size as the current inverkip it would not be much of an issue, but to build it at hunterston its a blot on the landscape to many people.

    Even if Hunterston C was to be built which i want anyway, as nuclear is the only way to go, it would be hidden between the two hills, land was already bought in the 1970s and it would be much less of an issue than a huge coal station thats built on SSSI land that should be protected from being built on but seems SSSI means nothing to Clydeport/Ayrshire Power.

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  • Fatman
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    Feb 1, 19:45
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    Hunterston 'C' would be ideal. 100's more jobs and not as much of an eye sore.

    Win, win.

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