At the Regulatory Planning Committee meeting on the 17th March 2017 members voted unanimously to accept the Planning Officers report and it’s recommendation to refuse Planning permission for the opencast coal mine at Hilltop, Derbyshire.
There was also a vote on the Head of Planning’s recommendation for a full public inquiry for the appeal to be heard by HM Planning Inspectorate. This was also passed unanimously.
It was noted that, although Provectus attended the meeting, they chose not to speak in support of their application.
We must now wait for HM Planning Inspectorate to announce the date and format of the Planning appeal.
For more details see https://hilltopproject.com/ and http://coalaction.org.uk/2017/03/new-opencast-coal-mines/
(Modified from https://hilltopproject.com/2017/03/17/dcc-supports-refusal-of-planning-permission/)