Protect Wheal Vor
Protect Wheal Vor is a project which opposes the mining of tin and other mineral ores in the parish and environs of Breage set up by the Great Wheal Vor Community and Environment Group (GWVCEG). GWVCEG is a community group formed in 2021 which seeks to develop and promote community awareness and protect and improve the local environment.
Any future extractive mining, despite its new green promises, will produce significant additional dangers for our local environment, not reduce them.
33 preliminary boreholes throughout the Wheal Vor area were granted a planning order by Cornwall Council in 2021, giving Cornish Tin permission to drill. Exploratory drilling began in April 2022. There are no plans for the protection of streams, watercourses and groundwater in the years following their abandonment.
Should planning permission for extractive mining be sought at any time in the future, Protect Wheal Vor will formally object.
"The push for 'Strategic minerals' promotes the idea
of 'sacrificial zones' where communities and environments are viewed as disposable in order to deliver a greater good."
(Yes to Life, No to Mining. Sept 2020)