Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Anger Over South Crofty Claims

news-logo.jpg
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

7:00am 21st July 2012

There are fears reopening South Crofty will damage Cornwall's Mining World Heritage Status.

A team from Unesco wants it stopped.

They say we need more research into the impacts.

Ex-miner Mark Kaczmarek sat on the committee that bid for special protection and calls the claims rubbish: "World Heritage Site Status is very, very important for Cornwall. We can market ourselves on it. It's an excellent tool to have for our economy, but it shouldn't get in the way of economic regeneration in Cornwall".

MP for Camborne and Redruth George Eustice says up to 450 jobs hang on the scheme: "It could be a very important investment in our town, it can resume mining in Cornwall, something that we've always been famous for, and I think it can provide some high-paid jobs for the future as well as bringing to life our heritage".

The World Mining Heritage Committee says full details of how mining were resumed were submitted after planning consent was given and the project should be stopped while research into the impacts is carried out.

It is also raising concerns about the development of South Quay in Hayle, warning it would damage the area's Outstanding Universal Value, or cultural significance.

7:00am 21st July 2012

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
Napoli 3 - Onlookers survey the badly damaged MSC Napoli Credit Maritime and Coastguard Agency

PHOTOS: Massive South West Shipwreck Remembered 10 Years On

The Napoli first got into trouble off the coast of Cornwall...

cigarette smoke

WATCH: Children's Heartfelt Plea To South-West Smokers

Their pictures are at the centre of a new quit campaign

Most read
lorry stuck at pentewan

UPDATE: Narrow Cornish Road - Lorry Gets Stuck

It took almost 24 hours to move it at Pentewan

police line

UPDATE: Woman Dies After A30 Crash

A toddler suffered minor injuries after the collision involving a tractor

Top articles

UPDATE: Narrow Cornish Road - Lorry Gets Stuck

Cornwall News: It took almost 24 hours to move it at Pentewan

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Business Cornwall News - Friday, 18th December 2015

Business Cornwall News: Cornwall is spearheading reform of the Uk’s business licensing laws following a a year-long project.

T2: Trainspotting sequel wins over critics

Showbiz News: Trainspotting's long-awaited sequel T2 has won over most critics' hearts, but expectations were far from great.

Former Gambia leader Yahya Jammeh flies out of country

World News: The Gambia's former leader Yahya Jammeh has flown out of the country after stepping down from power.

Defending champion stunned by wild card at Australian Open

Sports News: Novak Djokovic's hopes of a record-breaking seventh Australian Open title were shattered by an inspired Denis Istomin in a five-set thriller on Thursday.

US Congress broadcast interrupted by Russian channel RT

Strange News: An online broadcast of a US network from the floor of the House of Representatives has been bizarrely interrupted by the Russian news site RT.

Newer article

New Inquiry Into Out Of Hours Doctors Service

Cornwall News: Health officials to launch two fresh investigations

Older article

Flood Defences Cash Boost

Cornwall News: Communities in south-east Cornwall get two million pounds

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate Extra Footer LogoEscape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.