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Why SNP voted to remove coal plant plan

Published: 14 Mar 2012 09:305 comments

Leading SNP councillor Tony Gurney has said that the recent vote to remove the coal station plan at Hunterston from North Ayrshire's Development Plan was to send a message to the Scottish Government.

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SNP Councillor Tony Gurney has said that a controversial decision at NAC has shot a warning across the bow of his own government.

Writing in a letter to the Largs & Millport News Councillor Gurney praised those who voted down the development plan which was backed by Labour members.

He said: "North Ayrshire Council have voted to remove all references to power stations on the Hunterston industrial site from its new local plan.

"The vote follows the unanimous rejection of the proposal to build a coal fired power station on the site.

"There was controversy, however, when Labour councillors, including Largs representative Alex Gallagher, voted to keep proposals for the power station in the plan.

"It was imperative that a clear message be sent that this council does not welcome any plan for a new power station at Hunterston. "

Full page and more of letters and views in the Largs & Millport Weekly News of March 14.

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