North Ayrshire Council has rejected plans for a new coal fired power station at Hunterston.
The Scottish Wildlife Trust has been part of a coalition of environmental groups campaigning against this power station, which would be damaging to the local environment.
Scottish Wildlife Trust National Planning Co-ordinator Maggie Keegan said:
“This should be the final nail in the coffin for Hunterston.
“The council know that this proposed power plant is not right for the area, its people or its wildlife.
“The Scottish Wildlife Trust will continue to fight against this inappropriate development.
“Building this power station would destroy an important feeding area for wading birds such as greenshank and oystercatcher who would have nowhere else to go in Ayrshire if the mudflats were built on. But the damage doesn’t stop there, nationally important eelgrass beds and rare species to Scotland such as seaside centaury and a type of cuckoo bee would also disappear.”