Planning & Environment

Congratulations to my tree-hugging former colleagues at Fife Council who have their tails up after winning this appeal against refusal of planning permission for the extension of Angle Park Quarry. Some people might say the decision is nuts, but the beady-eyed reporter spotted there was insufficient evidence that the proposed mitigation measures following the removal of forest inhabited by red squirrels would prevent an adverse impact on the squirrel population. And as he almost said in his decision: “Quarrying in Fife? That’ll be the drey!”

Planning & Environment