Potential Challenge to Planning Consent
GALANTAS GOLD CORPORATION
TSXV and AIM: Stock Symbol – ’GAL’
POTENTIAL CHALLENGE TO PLANNING CONSENT
13th October 2015 : Galantas Gold Corporation (“Galantas” or “the Company”) has been made aware of what purports to be pre-action correspondence from an individual who intends to challenge, by judicial review, the actions of the Department of Environment Northern Ireland (DOENI) in granting planning permission for underground mining beneath the existing open pit.
Environment Minister, Mark H Durkan, announced approval of the underground extension on 11th June 2015, including strict environmental conditions. The approval was the result of detailed, independent environmental studies, which were the subject of intensive scrutiny by regulators and the public over a two year period.
Since the grant of permission, Galantas has been actively preparing for implementation of the consent, which is expected to create hundreds of jobs in the Omagh area and the Company has been inundated with local job applications.
Roland Phelps, President & CEO of Galantas Gold Corporation said, “I expect a judicial review, if brought to the High Court in Belfast, to support the planning approval as granted. The individual challenging the decision raised concerns during the planning process and I note that these concerns were carefully examined by DOENI Planning Service. The Company will be seeking additional information and will advise shareholders of material information if it arises.”
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Galantas Gold Corporation’s Issued and Outstanding Shares total 107,297,155.
Enquiries : Galantas Gold Corporation
L. Jack Gunter P.Eng – Chairman
Roland Phelps C.Eng – President & CEO
Telephone: (UK) +44 (0) 2882 241100
Grant Thornton UK LLP (Nomad)
Philip Secrett, Richard Tonthat
Telephone: +44(0)20 7383 5100
Whitman Howard Ltd (Broker & Corporate Adviser)
Ranald McGregor-Smith, Nick Lovering
Telephone: +44(0)20 7659 1234