This section outlines the headline construction schedule over the next five years and provides more details of works that are happening now or coming soon.
We are currently undertaking geotechnical works at the mine site which will continue for the first few months of this year.
From the week commencing 30 January we will start to implement highways improvements that will open up the access to the mine site and improve pedestrian safety in Whitby. These works are required as part of our planning conditions and will be completed by 7 April 2017. Further highways works will be undertaken in Autumn 2017. More details are available using the link to the right.
We are aiming to commence site preparation at the mine site in quarter two 2017. This will involve the works necessary to prepare the site for shaft sinking later this year and will include site clearance, screening and fencing, construction of the shaft sinking platform, site offices and welfare facilities.
The planning permissions for the Project include a range of planning conditions that cover areas such as traffic movements, noise and site lighting, amongst others. The Company will operate within these limits and will continue to seek to limit the impact of construction on people living, working and visiting the local area wherever possible.
We will ensure that local residents, businesses, schools and other stakeholders nearby the works are notified and provided with further details before work on each site commences. This will include letters, newsletters, press releases and in some cases public exhibitions.
It is also important to us that people have the opportunity to contact us directly if they have questions or concerns about the Project. We can be contacted on our 24-hour community helpline on 0845 543 8964.
In addition there will be quarterly Liaison Group Forum meetings with local elected representatives that are open to members of the public to attend. The purpose of these meetings is to provide Project updates and receive community feedback. Minutes of meetings are available using the link to the right and future meetings will be publicised on this website.