STOP the OPENCAST between PITTINGTON and WEST RAINTON
Hargreaves Surface Mining Ltd have submitted an application to mine for 514,000 tonnes of coal and up to 83,000 tonnes of fireclay from Field House Farm, north of Low Pittington. The application (no. CMA/4/107) is due before the County Council’s Planning Committee early in 2014. (Probably March 4th)
Posters showing how our environment would be affected are displayed in local shops and halls and on Facebook at facebook.com/stopwr?ref=stream. The plans can be viewed via the Council’s website, www.durham.gov.uk Claire Teasdale (03000 261390) is the Council’s officer dealing with the application. For more information see here.
DO WE WANT THIS ON OUR DOORSTEP?
…or anyone in your family suffer from asthma or allergies?
…worry about increased heavy traffic using the A690 and nearby side-roads?
…have concerns about tumbling house values?
…enjoy the rural aspect of our village and surroundings?
…appreciate the opportunity to walk, cycle or ride in clean,
…love the views from Pittington Hill?
…therefore worry about the impact on the environment?
Please REGISTER YOUR OBJECTION to the plans by writing to
The Strategic Planning Team, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL
To download a poster about the campaign click here. stoprw.jpg