A GREEN Party MSP has launched a bid to force an environmental study into the controversial oil rig decommissioning yard at Hunterston. Ross Greer has asked the Scottish Government to intervene after North Ayrshire Council decided a formal impact assessment was needed. Activists have repeatedly expressed fears over the development and now the Friends of the Firth of Clyde group have enlisted the support of Mr Greer as they step up heir campaign. The council decided last year not to trigger an assessment in relation to three individual planning applications from Clydeport in relation to caisson gates and a dry dock.
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A NEW marina for Millport and extra investment on the Clyde are the key objectives of the new £100m Ayrshire Growth Deal. Further investment at Hunterston also featured in the masterplan designed to bring an economic boost to the region. The deal is likely to create thousands of jobs, bring £2billion of investment into the wider North Ayrshire, improve local infrastructure and breathe new life into the economy, politicians say. Turning Cumbrae into a major sailing centre is one of the specific projects listed and will provide berthing for a community-run facility, supporting the local economy.
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