The planning inspectorate has refused planning permission to Provectus who applied to mine at Hilltop, very close to homes at Old Tupton, Claycross and Holmgate!
Monday’s (5th March) excellent news was welcomed by local campaigners and people across the country who are resisting fossil fuels and climate change.
It has been a six year battle, with many delays over planning hearings and a planning inquiry at the end of last year (2017).
For more details see the local community campaign, Hilltop Action Group’s website.
Well done to Hilltop Action Group all those who fought so hard to stop this area being destroyed for a short burst of an outdated fuel.