New Year Update 2013

We took a break over the Christmas holiday period as it seemed unlikely that much was going to happen. The Hilltop Action Group is now back holding regular committee meetings. Back in November Provectus told us they were contacting the Mineral Planning Authority with a pre application submission that would outline the proposal and provide…

Understanding the planning process

Last night’s meeting, attended by about 100 concerned local residents was addressed by a senior planning officer. We were given a useful insight into the workings of the planning process for mineral extraction applications. At the moment, a application for a scheme at George Farm, Denby is going through the planning process and is due…

Provectus November 2012 Statement

THE PROCESS DRAGS ON We have received a statement by email from Bryn Hopkinson of Provectus which he also published today (29 November 2012) on their website. [see the bottom of this article for the text] It has now been 7 months since we received the first Provectus newsletter telling us about their opencast proposals.…

Letters to the editor

Last week there was one letter in The Derbyshire Times from an anonymous ex-miner expressing support for the Provectus opencast mining proposals. This week eight letters opposing the plans! All from people living close to the site, some ex-miners. I think this pretty much demonstrates the level of local opposition rather than support for the…