Quarry expansion set to go ahead
- Published: Wednesday, 24 June 2009 11:46
THE SCOTTISH government has ruled out a last-minute intervention to stop the expansion of Europe's largest quarry, Glensanda.
Tomorrow Highland Council will formally approve the extraction of an additional 400 million tonnes of aggregate, making the superquarry one of the three or four largest in the world.
Campaigners had built their hopes on the SNP government preventing mountain tops being removed from Morvern and blasted into aggregate for building roads in the south of England. The John Muir Trust, named after the pioneering conservationist, is backing locals who are "outraged" that no independent inquiry has been carried out into the expansion and that it has been left to the council to make a decision.