Revised documents submitted by Provectus

Provectus Remediation Ltd submitted new documents to the Mineral Planning Authority on 15 May 2015. This was in response to the request made by the planners back in January. These had originally been expected by the end of March but, as usual, Provectus were dilatory in responding.

The new documents can be seen on the planning website.

We now expect Derbyshire County Council to run another consultation exercise to allow the submission of new objections and comments (the details should appear on notices on local telegraph poles).

Hilltop Action Group have looked carefully at the documents and can find nothing which substantially changes the application. They merely rectify some of the many errors, omissions and discrepancies in the original submission.

Most of the concerns and objections raised by Hilltop Action Group and others have not been addressed.

  • noise levels predicted to be above the recommended maximum of background + 10dBA
  • health concerns due to dust
  • site safety
  • visual impact
  • slope stability due to old mine workings and proximity to A61
  • hydrological impact – residential properties on eastern fringe of site on strata above coal seams and therefore affected by groundwater drawdown
  • unprecedented proximity of so many residential properties, care homes, schools, nurseries, community facilities to the site

Hence all previously submitted objections are still relevant.

Hilltop Action Group will be submitting further objections in the near future.

If you have not yet submitted your objection, now is the time to do it.

If you have already submitted an objection, you might consider sending in a new submission stating the as the application has not materially changed you previous objection stands.

Site notices have now appeared on some telegraph poles. Information not very clear but it appears that the new consultation period runs until Thursday 25 June 2015.