Pirate FM News

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

Anger Over South Crofty Claims

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

New Two Million Pound Operating Theatre For South West

An extra 1,000 patients will be treated at the Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre


South West Dairy Farmers Call For A Better Deal

Officials say there is a long way to go before they reach a sustainable price

Most read
quake 3

WATCH: Earthquake Hits Cornwall

Experts say it is the biggest here in five years

police tape

UPDATE: Further Remains Found After Discovery Of Human Foot

Police are now searching the stream bed in woods near Truro

Top articles

WATCH: Earthquake Hits Cornwall

Cornwall News: Experts say it is the biggest here in five years

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.

Lance Hart shot dead wife and daughter as 'revenge', inquest hears

National News: A "cold, calculated and scheming man" killed his wife and daughter before turning the gun on himself, an inquest has heard.

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.

Kim Kardashian West resumes filming family reality TV show

Showbiz News: Kim Kardashian West has returned to filming the reality series Keeping Up With The Kardashians - three weeks after she was robbed at gunpoint in France.

Twitter job cuts: Nearly one in 10 roles to go worldwide

World News: Hundreds of jobs are to go at social media group Twitter after it said it will cut around 9% of its nearly 4,000-strong workforce. 

Hearn still holding talks over AJ opponent

Sports News: Promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed that talks are ongoing "with a number of fighters" as he edges closer to confirming a challenger for Anthony Joshua.

PHOTO: Are These Oily Legs Or Painted Legs?

Strange News: The optical illusion is dividing the internet

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 2Pirate Oldies on DAB Digital RadioEscape 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.


We Use Cookies

This website uses cookies to store information on your computer.

By using this website you accept the use of cookies as explained in the terms of our cookie policy.