This proposed paper will explore the relationship between information access and environmental justice through an historical comparison of two controversial coastal developments in North East Scotland: the construction of a gas terminal by the British Gas Council and Total in the 1970s, and the current development of 'the world's greatest golf course' by the American property tycoon Donald Trump. Both projects have had potential or actual impacts on Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), but, separated by forty years, they have taken place during periods when public access to information and citizens' influence on major planning decisions have been significantly different, at least theoretically.
BAXTER, G. 2014. Rough justice? Information access and environmental justice relating to two controversial coastal developments in North East Scotland. Presented at the 2014 Socio-Legal Studies Association annual conference (SLSA 2014), 9-11 April 2014, Aberdeen, UK.