English Opencast Applications: A ReviewTagged as: climate_action environmentalism local_communities
This article summarises known information about Opencast / Surface Mining Applicationsin England over the period 2009 / 10 by indication where Applications have been successful, where they have been rejected, where applications are currently 'live' and lastly where applications are likely to be made.
ENGLISH OPENCAST COAL SITES : REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS, 2009 -2010
I've been doing some research on this topic in light of the proposed 500 m Buffer Zone and this is my current list of sites that have recently gained planning permission, been rejected or are in the planning pipeline. If you can add to the list any information then please let me know This is for England only and I'm making no claims that it is complete - I discovered a new application whilst doing a quick search for this reply!! (Halton Lea Gate again)
Brenkley Lane Northumberland and Newcastle, Banks Group, November 2009
Huntington Lane nr Telford, West Midlands, approved October 2009. Applicant was UK Coal. (After a Public Inquiry for Non Determination)
Butterwell Disposal Point, Northumberland, November 2010, Applicant UK Coal
Halton Lea Gate, Northumberland, Applicant HM Project Development, December 2009
Newton Lane, Leeds, Banks Group, November 2010 (after a Public Inquiry)
KNOWN PLANNING APPLICATIONS
Minorca, Leicestershire, Applicant UK Coal
Bradley, Co Durham, Applicant UK Coal
Lodge House Extension, Derbyshire, Applicant UK Coal
Hoodsclose, Northumberland, Applicant UK Coal
Shotton Extraction Extension, Northumberland, Banks
POSSIBLE FUTURE SITES 'IN THE PIPELINE' EITHER PRE SCOPING INQUIRY OR POST SCOPING INQUIRY ARE
Fernybeds, Northumberland, Applicant Banks Group.
Shortwood Farm, near Cossall, Nottinghamshire. Applicant UK Coal.
Halton Lea Gate (again), Northumberland HM Project Development
Steve Leary, December 2010
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