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Hunterston coal station sunk!

Published: 27 Jun 2012 09:304 comments

Local people will be celebrating the surprise news that Ayrshire Power have withdrawn their multi billion, multi-fuel power station plan for Hunterston meaning the public inquiry will not go ahead.

Kenneth Gibson MSP

Kenneth Gibson MSP

THE much criticised plans for a so-called carbon capture power station at Hunterston have been dropped by Ayrshire Power .

The very surprising move by the company, set up by Peel Holdings, was welcomed by local SNP MSP Kenneth Gibson who has been saying for more than a year that the project was "dead in the water."

Ayrshire Power admitted that they faced economic difficulties and time constraints in trying to get permission for the £2-3b plant.

Full story in the Largs & Millport News of June 27.

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