- Written by Administrator
- Category: Organisations
- Published: 18 May 2010
Radical disregard of the Government Reporters recommendations at the CNPA board meeting on Friday 14 May has prompted a BSCG warning:
BSCG has commented:
"It is becoming ever clearer that what we are confronted with in the CNPA local plan process is an agenda of aggressive development dressed up in all the rhetoric of conservation and consultation. This is a profoundly dishonest process that is liable to deliver a future of damaging conflict.
Given the importance of our area for biodiversity, the tragedy that this developer-driven agenda represents is significant at a national, if not international, level. Nowhere is it right in a civilized society for wildlife protection law to be flouted. The extent to which the local plan continues to set a course in which environmental constraints, including biodiversity issues, are effectively ignored makes a mockery of a designated top- tier protected area .
It will be for Scottish Ministers to take a view on the planning shambles presided over by the CNPA and to consider to what extent they can accept it. Amongst their considerations may be the continued destruction of native woodlands and other semi natural habitats, and disregard of wildlife law for protected species."