Campaign group back to fight Cousland mine plan

Entrance to Airfield Farm, Cousland

Entrance to Airfield Farm, Cousland

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A campaign group has been resurrected to fight renewed plans for an open cast coal mine in Midlothian.

Communities Against Airfield Open Cast (CAAOC) successfully fought off Scottish Coal’s plans to create an open cast coal mine at Airfiled Farm near Cousland back in 2010.

Midlothian Council have identified Airfield Farm as a possible area to search for open cast coal in the main issues report of the new development plan.

Read more in the August 22 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.