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The North Lanarkshire Walking Festival: Salsburgh to Hillend Walk

The first ever North Lanarkshire Walking Festival was held this weekend (there are still walks to take place tomorrow) and I was invited to lead one of the walks. I chose a walk over the high ground from Salsburgh via … Continue reading

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Hillend Quarry: Quarry Company Submit Appeal

Yesterday I received a letter from the North Lanarkshire Planning Department stating that an appeal has been submitted by the quarry company against the decision not to grant planning permission to reopen and extend the quarry. I’ll post more details … Continue reading

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Hillend Quarry Application: Refused!

On Monday at a meeting of the North Lanarkshire Council planning committee, the application to re-open and extend Hillend Quarry was unanimously refused. Many villagers travelled over to Motherwell to observe the proceedings at North Lanarkshire Council Headquarters along with independent Councillor … Continue reading

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Caldercruix Quarry- All But Approved

I received an email yesterday from North Lanarkshire Council regarding the proposal to re-open and extend Hillend Quarry at Caldercruix. It looks as if this application will be approved, after the formality of a site visit (and how many of our … Continue reading

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Caldercruix Quarry Application: Site Meeting Called For

The application to reopen and extend Hillend Quarry was discussed at a meeting of North Lanarkshire Council’s Planning and Transportation Committee on 9th December. The decision of that meeting was that a site visit and hearing would take place before … Continue reading

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Forrestburn Windfarm: A New Threat

A few weeks back I took a walk through Caldercruix and on past Hillend Reservoir, before taking the road past the quarry workings at Cairneyhill and on to Forrestburn where I spent an enjoyable few hours watching the huge variety … Continue reading

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Hillend Quarry Extension: Letter to the Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser

Letter published in the Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser, 13th March 2015 Dear Sir,  Many people will have missed the planning application 15/00428/MIN which was briefly mentioned in last weeks Advertiser regarding the proposed reopening and extension of Hillend Quarry at Caldercruix. … Continue reading

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