Cornwall

Public consulted on Cornwall mine's future

Wheal Jane site
Image caption The Wheal Jane mine site at Baldhu is home to various firms

Feedback is being sought on proposals for the future of a former mineral mine near Truro.

The Wheal Jane mine site at Baldhu is home to various firms.

However, plans have been drawn up for the site to also feature an earth science and minerals-related operation with renewable energy facilities.

Cornwall Council is staging a public consultation and seeking views from locals, councillors and organisations such as the Environment Agency.

The council is also inviting people to attend a "drop-in" exhibition at Carnon Downs Village Hall on 26 August where copies of the proposals will be on show between 1400 BST and 2000 BST.

Copies of the plans will also be on show at the Wheal Jane site office from 27 August to 23 September, which is the closing date for comments.

Existing planning conditions are in place to ensure the retention of important ecological habitats as well as the safeguarding of mineral resources.

Wheal Jane was worked for tin, copper, silver, zinc and arsenic from the 18th Century until 1992 when extraction stopped.

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