Glenquey – A new season beckons and a fight ahead

With regards to the planning application The Reporter will be visiting the site on Thursday the 7th May, next week. Not just a member of the DAA, but also as a Civil Engineer, with almost 40 years experience in construction, I Emailed the Reporter with several concerns over what would happen to roads etc, if Cemex were allowed to proceed. Hopefully once the site has been inspected the appeal will be rejected. Time will tell!

The Devon Angling Association

Today marked the opening day for our wee gem of a fishery, Glenquey Reservoir, tucked away in the Ochils. I suspect at least one angler would have been on the water today despite this mornings dusting of snow (no doubt togged out with their finest long johns, gloves and bonnets!)

Here is hoping for another great season!

Sadly there is a cloud on the horizon  ………. In November 2014 Perth and Kinross Council refused planning permission for Cemex to extend the planning permission to extract sand and gravel from Glenquey  that they held since 1964 for a further 20 years until 2035.

An exhaustive campaign led by local resident Malcolm Best supported by all the local community councils, local politicians, Clackmannanshire Council and the Friends of the Ochils helped persuade Perth and Kinross Council councillors to refuse planning permission.

Sadly Cemex have appealed this decision to the Scottish Government.

The DAA have made representations…

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