I think we're in a different time zone where t i m e g o e s v e r y s l o w l y.
There has been a bit of movement as the planning department are pushing back on the coal authority consultation. The story goes that for the first planning permission obtained no mining assessment was required. When the planning permission was renewed, the coal authority wanted a mining assessment, but waived this due to the previous non requirement. They put a condition on a subsequent planning renewal to force a mining assessment, so now they want us to have one. It doesn't seem to matter that there is no change to the footprint of the building and the buildings themselves will barely change too. However, we believe the planning officer is not happy with this and has been trying to get it overturned on our behalf. Fingers crossed that we won't have to pay for bore hole investigation..........and that we get a (favourable) planning decision very soon.