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14/08/2020

Appeal: Dormant tin mine would be ‘sterilised’ by 99-home scheme

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Cornish mining landscape / iStock: 999149560

Plans to reopen a 400-year old tin mine in Cornwall that has been closed since 1998 would be ‘constrained’ by a developer’s proposal to build 99 homes nearby, an inspector found, citing unacceptable noise impact on future residents.

LOCATIONPoolAUTHORITYCornwall CouncilINSPECTORNick DaviesPROCEDUREWritten submissionsDECISIONDismissedREFERENCEAPP/D0840/W/20/3248274The appeal concerned “a large expanse of derelict land” between Pool and Camborne, two settlements in west Cornwall. The land was formerly part of South Crofty Mine, a nationally important tin resource and the third-largest tin reserve in the world.Mining activity........
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