Section 73 amends: statement

The North York Moors National Park Authority has now approved our application for minor material amendments to our planning permission at Woodsmith Mine, following a Planning Committee meeting in December 2017.

The section 73 amendments proposed included revisions to the design of foreshafts and shaft construction methodology; building layout and shaft access arrangements; construction and operational shaft platform levels; location and layout of surface water attenuation ponds; groundwater management arrangements and amendments to internal access roads.

The approval has enabled us to simplify the mine design and use more efficient construction methods. The news also reinforces our commitment to reducing the environmental impacts of the mine site, with the removal of two temporary 45m winding towers ensuring that the visual effects will be further minimised during the construction period.

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