I join him in urging the present First Minister to honour the assurance given by his predecessor by calling in the application for consideration by a planning inquiry. The many objectors would then be able to get their views publicly and properly examined. For example, if any extension of the quarry is needed, it could be provided by an extension to the south, which would not damage the buffer zone and, accordingly, would not be objectionable.
RD Cramond CBE
Oswald Road, Edinburgh