How close do you live?

More than half the proposed open cast site boundary fronts directly onto domestic property with little or no separation from it.

There are nearly 1300 dwellings within 500 metres of the site boundary. This includes all the houses on:

  • Ashover Road (up to Coupe Lane)
  • Woolley Close
  • Woodland Grove
  • Hathaway Close
  • Shakespeare Close
  • Russell Gardens
  • Woodland Way
  • Ashton Gardens
  • Cooke Close
  • Oaklea Way
  • Yew Tree Drive
  • Harewood Crescent
  • Winster Close
  • Riber Crescent
  • Sylvan Drive
  • Coupe Lane
  • North Street
  • Meadow Road
  • Ashbourne Avenue
  • Cromford Road
  • Derwent Place
  • Rock Crescent
  • Woodthorpe Avenue
  • West Street
  • Brook Street
  • Woodside Place
  • George Percival Place
  • Stephenson Place
  • Amber Place
  • Valley Road
  • Holmgate Road
  • Peters Avenue
  • Morton Avenue
  • Markham Rise
  • Cannell Close
  • Parkhouse Close
  • Colliers Way
  • High Street, Clay Cross
  • Derby Road
  • Brassington Lane
  • Nethermoor Road (to Methodist Church/Scout Hut entrance)
  • Park Road
  • Station New Road (down to Tupton Hall School entrance)
  • Martins Lane

Approximately two thirds of these properties are actually within 200 metres of the site.

Remember in Scotland and Wales open cast mining cannot be carried out within 500 meters of dwellings. Why should we be disadvantaged for living in England?

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10 thoughts on “How close do you live?”

  1. Would the local library put up posters/pass on the message? For all those that belong to groups – allotment associations, car clubs, cubs, scouts, brownies, guides, fitness groups, gyms, ramblers associations, bird watchers, art and craft groups, night schools, etc. – spread the message. Tell the parents, tell your colleagues. Tell your colleagues at work, in the Care homes, on the Trading Estate, at the petrol pumps and the supermarket checkouts

  2. Contact the PTA’s of local schools. Anyone on those will be interested and more inclined as activists.
    There are horse riders/horse riding schools/stables in the area too.

  3. Ask for one or two reps from each street to canvas their neighbours and attend committee meetings. If you get more – ask them to canvas Clay Cross businesses.
    Is their a Clay Cross Traders association we could contact?
    Local Round Table?
    What would Clay Cross hospital and the local fire brigade think about the impact?
    Local buses and taxis effected by congestion?
    Are the Police allowed to express a view?
    Hotels, guest houses and B&B’s will be impacted. They have asociations…..etc.etc.

  4. 1) I think you need to make it clear THIS IS NOT A DONE DEAL. Some seem to think it is. It is NOT!
    2) I’ve a portrait and landscape A4 poster that is more ‘in your face’ if you want them. The present one is too ‘shy and retiring!’ Some less effusive supporters may prefer that. I’m going to shout NO to Opencast!
    3) Involve local businesses. I’m sure the Snooker Hall and a lot of celeb’s that use it won’t be thrilled at the ‘Provectus’. Neither will the small business park they are on.
    4) How about Clay Cross motorcycles. They won’t be thrilled at their biker customers running the 40 ton artic’ gauntlet and sea of mud – or taking their custom elsewhere for 3-5 years!
    5) I bet Tesco didn’t know about this before they ploughed their money into Clay Cross either.
    6) I’m sure doctors surgeries would carry posters and support the NO campaign.
    7) There was another powerful group I mentioned last night
    8) Consider a private distribution group for activist emails – or a single private email inbox for thoughts, ideas and suporters. There might be something already – I’m not a ‘blogger’ – or wasn’t, until NOW!

    Don’t just say it – Shout NO to opencast!!

  5. We are looking forward to the meeting tonight, hopefully we can get some agreement on the best way forward to hopefully ensure the project does not go ahead. The “project” started in September, 2011 when the exporatory drilling took place,

  6. Yes, I was impressed to see the posters too whilst out walking the dogs. I’m on Ashton Gardens.

  7. Thank you to whoever has been distributing the leaflets/posters around the area. Took the dog out for a walk and lots of people on Woodland Way, Woodland Grove, Russell Drive and Harewood Cres are displaying the posters. Lets hope they all stand up when they are needed.

      1. I urge everyone that can to travel the boundary of the proposed site, along the A61 from The Royal Oak roundabout, to Holmgate Road, along North Street and round Woodland Way and Ashover Road back to the A61 roundabout and take in what a huge area that is.

        As you go along the A61 imagine yourself in queue of slow moving traffic peppered with 40 ton artic’s, with all that you can see to the west as a dirty great quarry 70′ deep, filthy, dirty, noisy, smelly, toxic – and on your doorstep!

        We need to raise awareness beyond those within 500M of this boundary too. As we heard last night, this will effect people up to 3km away – as we are already aware from the smells we get from the detoxification of The Avenue site, which drift over Clay Cross and Chesterfield, depending on the wind direction!

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