You may have thought that, because everything had gone very quiet in the last few months, nothing more was going to be heard of Provectus and their opencast mining plans.
I’m afraid you were wrong, Provectus Remediation Ltd have at last got around to submitting their revised application.
Back in September it was announced that they were withdrawing their application because of a procedural defect but would immediately re-submit it in essentially the same form, save for the corrected notices and technical updates. (See previous post)
It’s taken them nearly five months to get around to it!
The new application has now been validated and the documents are available on the DCC Planning website (application code: CM4/1215/125).
The Planning Authority are expected to commence a 21 day consultation exercise in the near future (notices will appear on local telegraph poles).
We will be carefully analysing the new application documents in the next few days to see if there are any substantial changes and will then decide whether we need to submit any new objections.
Hopefully the application will now move quickly to being presented to the Planning Committee and a decision finally made.
We will keep you informed of developments.