BOSSES at Peel Ports have rearranged a consultation meeting about a jetty extension and proposed new decommissioning facility at their Hunterston construction yard.
The new Marine Scotland consultation is taking place at Fairlie Village Hall on 8 August from 2pm til 7pm.
The original event in June, which was set to take place at Seamill Hydro, had to be cancelled due to concerns over public disorder.
Peel Ports have taken the decision to regenerate the former coal terminal at Hunterston, now called Hunterston Port and Resource Centre. 
The company say they are exploring a diverse range of opportunities focussed on more modern technologies, none of which require the heavy industrial assets previously utilised in the handling of coal.
It is for this reason that the equipment is currently being dismantled.
But the decommissioning proposal has proved controversial. See here
A petition against it has attracted 2,300 signatures and activists hope to block the bid.
A spokeswoman for Fairlie Community Council said: "We need to make sure that Marine Scotland deny permission, or at worst require an Environmental Impact Assessment."
Meanwhile concerns have been raised about sound and dust caused by the ongoing demolition work at the former coal yard in preparation for the new look site.
A spokesperson for Peel Ports said: “Due to the recent dry weather the ongoing demolition works at Hunterston Port and Resource Centre, some dust has been disturbed on the site. It is this which has been seen. 
"The contractor is taking measures to dampen down the affected areas and minimise the possibility of further dust disturbance.”
Work to dismantle the redundant coal handling assets at Hunterston PARC got underway last week, with the unloading cranes set to be dismantled over the next several weeks, along with the train loading facility.
Mobile cranes will be brought to the site and assembled alongside the unloaders.
The unloaders will then be dismantled, with the process expected to take several weeks.
Work to dismantle the train loading facility was scheduled to commence on August 6.