The next opportunity for the public to view Imerys British Lithium’s (IBL) plans for a full-scale lithium processing plant is fast approaching: Monday, March 25, 2-7pm, at Bugle Village Hall. 

All those interested in viewing the plans are invited to drop-in to the hall to ask questions and share feedback. 

An expert team will be on hand, encompassing planning, geology, processing, and management. They will present plans and use feedback gathered to shape the planning application, which will be submitted next year. 

Further events will take place across the rest of the year so that as many local people as possible get to view the plans:

  • Penwithick Community Centre – 18 June
  • Treverbyn Community Hall – 31 July
  • Trewoon Village Hall – 21 August
  • St Dennis – 11 September
  • St Stephen – 23 October
  •  Fraddon – 4 December

Imerys British Lithium has been running an operational pilot plant near Roche for the last two years and is already producing high-quality lithium carbonate. The next stage is to build the world’s first integrated lithium quarry and production plant – on land previously used for clay extraction over centuries.

IBL is undertaking a comprehensive Environmental Impact Assessment that will help to inform and shape its proposals.  These include keeping Hensbarrow Beacon free from development and transforming the derelict Grade II listed miner’s cottage at Hensbarrow Farm into a visitors’ centre.

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