Thanks GK for the link. I've sent my comments now. I can't really see any more hurdles other than those that the Committee deem to provide on the day? I's dotted, 'T's crossed and so say all of us now. For me this is not a time for speculation anymore, I have made my decision a long time ago, this will happen and I will get a good return for my investment…(so it is written……) think I might convert to a 'Jedi" now…do they allow the red stuff for medicinal purposes? Time for another glass nurse please before dark….ATB
The right to exploration holes is pretty much a given. The park is littered with old exploration wells and is indeed the source of a lot of information obtained by York Potash. The government always want to know what minerals the country has and where they are. It will be very difficult even for a National Park to refuse such exploration. The protection offered to the park is the stumbling block to any likely "development" based on these exploration results.
I sometimes wonder why sirius would be granted rights to extract minerals if they would be refused planning permission there must be an feasible acceptable plan to the nym or why would they granted access to drill in the first place.They must have known there would always be some potential detrimental impact on the moors
Think of it as a challenge on how to compose a comment that is positive about the proposal and so makes him feel positive also, rather than being negative about his Park and so resulting in him feeling negative about you.
AISI they are far more concerned about this process than the co or investors now need to be, as it is obvious they are coming under pressure:
".The York Potash proposal is of great significance for the National Park and there is a high level of public and political interest in the scheme. Members will be aware of the importance of procedures being followed correctly in dealing with the planning application so that the Authority’s actions are not open to successful legal challenge."
This new PA submission is very comprehensive and compelling, with the 'pain' from construction being far outweighed by the 'gain' from 100 years of substantial income that will go to the area including the Park.
The NPA officers are exceedingly mindful that they don't make any technical mistakes with this determination but are also having to be very carful with the pennies:
"The proposed arrangements for the Special Planning Committee will result in exceptional costs for Members’ and officers’ travel and for hiring the venue, but these are small items in relation to the sums that will be required for even constrained levels of expert technical and legal advice in considering the suite of documents submitted with the application. The costs will be met as far as possible from the planning application fee which is £97,500 and the Authority’s York Potash budget (£30,000 was allocated for the 2014/15 year)."
That is very different from last time around (£500k spent on YP by the Park - nice fees for some) and this time there will be no window for either side to lunch it with an agreed pulling of the app. IMO neither side would avoid severe damage. Though I see the Parkies are trying to give them selves leeway to procrastinate:
"The Authority should aim to determine the application within the statutory period of 16 weeks for proposals which are subject to Environmental Impact Assessment. However, the precise date for a Special Planning Committee Meeting will not be set until officers and the Authority’s technical advisors have had time to review the submitted documents and consider whether determination within that timescale is feasible."
The timescale is feasible, after all it doesn't overlap on to those extended Summer breaks that some appear to be fond of, that were cited last time around.
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