South Scotland

Soutra Hill quarry seeks operation extension

Quarry Image copyright Skene Group

Plans have been put forward to extend the operational life of a quarry in the Scottish Borders by nine years.

The Soutra Hill site - operated by the Skene Group - currently has consent for another 18 years and seven months.

However, the company wants to extend that in order to help offset the cost of investment planned at the site.

A report submitted to Scottish Borders Council said that without the extension those costs would be "prohibitive in the current financial climate".

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