SLR prepared and submitted a planning application and environmental statement for a 270 ha. extension to the underground mine. The application represented one of the largest ever submitted in N. Ireland. Planning permission was granted in March 2010 with SLR and ISME being complemented by the quality of the application
In 2012 SLR obtained planning permission for a new 1.1 km long new mine access tunnel for the mine. This will facilitate improved access and ventilation.
SLR continues to provide mining, environmental and planning services to ISME in relation to the ongoing management and development of the mine.