Objection Letters Needed
February 3, 2015


Hilltop Action Group are asking for Objection letters to the Application by Provectus. Provectus plan to excavate the area to a depth of 100ft over a 3-4 year period in order to extract around 200,000 tonnes of coal. They hope to sell it to Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station. We think it would keep the power station running for about 2 weeks!

Fore more details check out their website

Your objections matters

Each of us has the right to express our views about the Hilltop Opencast Mining Scheme to the planning authority. The more of us that send in our objections to the proposal and the effect it will have on our lives, the greater the impact we will have on the eventual planning decision.

There are three ways to submit your views. Which ever one you choose you, must include your full name and address. Comments received will be placed on the Derbyshire County Council Planning website along with all the other documents relating to planning application CM4/1014/79. You should indicate whether you wish your name and address to be included. In any event they will not include your email address, telephone number or signature.

1 By letter

Address your letter to: Strategic Director of Economy, Transport and Environment, Derbyshire County Council, Shand House, Dale Road South, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3RY

Put the application code (CM4/1014/79) at the top left of the envelope.

Head your letter:

Objection to planning application CM4/1014/79

Don’t forget to include your full name and address and to say whether you want them published.

2 Use the online form


Enter the application code CM4/1014/79 in the Filter this list box.

Click on the Comment on this application link that appears above the details of the application follow the instructions to fill in the form

3 By email

(the easiest way if you have access to a computer)

You can either put you comments in the body of the email or use a word-processor to write a document, save it (preferably as a pdf file) and send it as an attachment to a covering email.


Subject: CM4/1014/79 Hilltop Farm

Don’t forget to include your full name and address and to say whether you want them published