Concerned Communities of Falkirk (CCoF) are opposing Dart Energy’s planning application for the UK’s first commercial production facility for Unconventional Gas (UG) – the umbrella term for coal bed methane extraction (planned for Falkirk), fracking and underground coal gasification – which, if approved, could set a precedent for other areas of Scotland and the UK. We are currently awaiting a decision by the Scottish Government's Reporters on Dart Energy's appeal against the refusal of their planning application, which was the subject of a Public Local Inquiry . The decision has been put on hold during the current moratorium.
CCoF created a convincing case at the public inquiry with a strong legal team, backed up by internationally respected experts, and we also helped convince both Falkirk and Stirling Councils to reject Dart's plans. Many local community councils joined with us, creating a strong, single voice. But without the generous donations of our supporters from across the UK and around the world we could not have raised enough money to cover the significant costs and expenses associated with preparing for the public inquiry, notably for top-level legal representation.
Although the public inquiry is over you are welcome to donate to CCoF using the button below.
You can download the CCoF_financial_report_for 2013-2014 which was presented at our inaugural AGM on 25 November 2014.