Monday, 17 December 2007

Save a Bit of the Planet

Menie Estate Sand Dunes, photo Ian Francis, RSPBForget Bali! A Yankee fat cat called Trump is threatening a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in Scotland: Menie Estate. Its shifting sand dunes are an important home to a variety of wildlife. The chump wants to desecrate this SSSI with a large hotel, two golf courses, 500 houses and 1,000 holiday homes, costing £1bn. The greedy editors of local rags are in favour of Trump's development. Most local councillors seem to be rubbing their hands with glee at the idea, but Trump's planning application hit a snag in the Infrastructure Services Committee, where the Chairman's casting vote rejected the application. The Chairman - Councillor Martin Ford - has since been sacked, despite his making the correct decision (a chairman should always break deadlock by voting for the status quo) CLICK. The decision is now up to the Scottish Government. The RSPB is vigorously against the plan (title link). If you're British, CLICK to sign a No 10 e-petition to give the fat cat the raspberry and save this small bit of the planet.


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