Dart Energy Planning Appeals Update

The Community Council received the following update from the Case Officer at the Directorate For Planning and Environmental Appeals (DPEA) today in relation to the Dart Energy planning appeals (PPA-240-2032 & PPA-390-2029):

“I am writing to confirm that Scottish Ministers have decided that the appeals should be recalled for their own determination given there is a high level of public interest in these proposals. There was considerable interest in this issue during the drafting of the Scottish Planning Policy (SPP), recently finalised. In light of this interest and relevance to the implementation of the SPP, Ministers consider there to be a national interest that would be best served by further scrutiny of these proposals.

The reporters will now therefore submit a report, with recommendations to Scottish Ministers, who will make the final decision on these appeals.”

We will continue to post any updates here.

For further information on the appeal, go to: http://www.dpea.scotland.gov.uk/ and search under case reference PPA-240-2032

To view the Scottish Government’s news release on the decision, see: http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/Planning-appeals-recalled-113e.aspx

2 thoughts on “Dart Energy Planning Appeals Update

  1. billy paterson

    Dear Secretary,
    Can I first refer you back to my earlier enquiry on the Ineos / Dart Energy situation.
    Now that it has been finally established that there will be NO LOCAL INPUT into the recovery of shale gas etc. from our local area;
    (1) do the community council have any action plans to fight the imminent ‘fracking”?
    (2) have you, or are you considering, making formal contacts with ‘Concerned Citizens of Falkirk’?
    (3) have you scrutinised the detail of Mr Radcliff’s promise of community payouts?

    1. Secretary Post author

      Hi Billy
      Many thanks for your further enquiry. It is our next meeting on Monday 27th October and we will discuss what information has been released to-date on Ineos’ shale gas proposals. You are more than welcome to come along to our meeting which will start at 7:15pm in the halls of Larbert Old Church. As far as we are aware, there will be an opportunity for local input via any future planning application consultation processes. In relation to Concerned Communities of Falkirk, I can confirm that we have made formal contact with the group and have been in contact with them since their formation.
      Kind regards
      Yvonne (Secretary)


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