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Scottish Coal has submitted an application to Midlothian Council for an open cast mine South of Edinburgh, near the villages of Ormiston and Cousland.

  • Local employers say jobs are at risk if this goes ahead.
  • Local residents are worried about their safety as there are old limestone mines in the area, and the impact of blasting could result in ground instability.

Please support our campaign…a few of your seconds could save this landscape for future generations.

An independently audited poll of local residents found that 95% per cent object to open cast mining on the Airfield site.

You can support our campaign to save this beautiful landscape, with mature woodland and rolling fields on the outskirts of Edinburgh by taking just a few seconds to submit an objection:

If you haven’t objected yet, please follow our instructions below.

If you have already submitted an objection please submit a further one objecting to Scottish Coal’s most recent submission – see below.

Deadline for objections – 3rd September 2010

FOR THOSE WHO HAVEN’T YET OBJECTED:

1. Click on this EMAIL address:
duncan.robertson@midlothian.gov.uk

AND cc to: airfield.couslandcoal@virgin.net

2. COPY the text below (if you have time please edit/add to this as you wish)

Airfield Open Cast Planning Application 09/00349FUL
I am writing to object in the strongest terms to the above proposal. I am particularly concerned about its impact on health, the landscape, ecology and wildlife, the local economy, tourism, transport and safety.

3. Very Important – ADD your name and address

4. Click SEND

5. If you know anyone else who might like to object, please just copy these instructions and email to them.

Every objection counts!

FOR THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY OBJECTED:

1. Click on this EMAIL address:
duncan.robertson@midlothian.gov.uk

AND cc to: airfield.couslandcoal@virgin.net

2. COPY the text below (if you have time please edit/add to this as you wish)

Airfield Open Cast Planning Application 09/00349FUL
I am writing to object to Scottish Coal’s most recent submission based on my concerns for negative impact on the local economy through the loss of permanent jobs and businesses and because the issues surrounding the ground instability due to the proposed mining adjacent to a village which is surrounded by old limestone workings, have not been sufficiently addressed by Scottish Coal.

3. Very Important – ADD your name and address

4. Click SEND

5. If you know anyone else who might like to object, please just copy these instructions and email to them.

Every objection counts!

Deadline for objections – 3rd September 2010

OR WRITE TO:

Send you objection in writing to: Duncan Robertson, Planning Department, Midlothian Council, Fairfield House, 8 Lothian Road, Dalkeith, EH22 3ZN

Thank you on behalf of Communities Against Airfield Open Cast

WRITE TO YOUR LOCAL MP/MSP/Councillor

David Hamilton MP – hamiltonda@parliament.uk

Rhona Brankin MSP Midlothian – Rhona.Brankin.msp@scottish.parliament.uk

Lisa Beattie, Councillor Ward 5 Midlothian – lisa.beattie@midlothian.gov.uk

Iain Gray MSP East Lothian – iain.gray.msp@scottish.parliament.uk

Constituents in East Lothian are encouraged to contact their ward councillors Ruth Currie, Robert Knox and John Hume have expressed their opposition to the plans.

Make your objection now!

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