Decision time for ash plan

COUNTY councillors will once again discuss plans to import more than 400,000 tonnes of ash to the countryside at a meeting on Tuesday.

Active Leisure Resorts has applied to stockpile the pulverised fuel ash at the former Steadsburn opencast site.

Concerns were raised by members of the authority’s planning and environment committee last month, but officers believe those issues will not be problematic and have recommended approval.