The Planning meeting to determine the Coal Mine Plan has been deferred yet again – this is several times now….must be going for some kind of record.
Anyway the upshot is that the last deferrment of 30th May was to be deferred to July 11th but following our enquiries the latest message from Cumbria County Council is that they really don’t know.
Here is a message from the Democratic Services Manager
“At this stage I honestly don’t know when it will be all I can confirm at this
stage is that it won’t be 30 May. I will try to get hold on the DCR
Manager for an update and come back to you as soon as I can with a more definite
update. Really sorry I know it must be frustrating for you to try to
organise your plans around such a vague timetable. ”
Jackie Currie Senior Democratic Services Officer Legal &Democratic Services Cumbria
So there you have it. Clear as mud. I suppose it could be argued that it is a good thing that Cumbria County Council and others are not satisfied with the answers to further information that has been asked for. It gives us more time to garner opposition too.
On the other hand in all this while, it allows West Cumbria Mining to get their feet firmly under the table in West Cumbria with money that has come from who knows where (for who knows what) to bribe and coerce the local population into thinking that deep mining in close proximity to Sellafield is a good thing. There are a few reasons to be suspicious about the long running time of this planning proposal.
Will Let You Know As Soon As We Do.
If you hear anything perhaps you could let us know!!