An update from the Hilltop Action Group, who are fighting Provectus’ application to mine in Derbyshire very close to people’s homes.
The April DCC Planning Committee Meeting has now passed and the Hilltop application was not dealt with. As the application should be dealt with within 16 weeks, the next meeting on Monday 9 May 2016 seems the likely date for a decision.
More problems for Provectus
An objection has been submitted on behalf of the owners of the Incomol yard. Provectus say in their application that this will be their access to the site – off the new roundabout being installed by St Modwen. The objection says that no consultation has taken place between the site’s owner and Provectus regarding this access and they see no reason to agree to such a proposal.
The letter states ‘…it is my client’s opinion that certain detail contained in the Application, … , could be misleading to the Planning Authority and may not be a deliverable part of the proposed project.’
It looks as though the are going to have problems getting on and off the site!
The DCC Flood Risk Management Team have also raised a number of concerns about the scheme including:
- an ongoing flooding issue located in the northern part of the proposed development boundary
- the watercourse (that we identified) located in the centre of the site that has been ignored by Provectus despite it running through the proposed coal processing area.
As soon as we know whether the Hilltop Application is on the agenda for the next meeting we will announce it on this website. At that time we will also have seen the Planning Officers report and will know what their recommendations are.