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 scheme.

A number of the letters also put pay to the myth that there will be lots of jobs created – Provectus themselves say there will only be about twelve jobs.