Bank’s Mining want to extract 3 million tonnes of coal from Highthorn, near to tourist beach Druridge Bay. In 2016 Northumberland County Council granted them planning permission. Then the excellent local community campaign, Save Druridge managed to get the government to Call In the application, meaning that the Secretary of State would ultimately decide if […]

Dewley Hill coal mine application
October 17, 2016

Controversial mining company Banks wants to opencast mine for coal at Dewley Hill on the outskirts of Newcastle. The site lies just north of the A69, the nearest concentration of houses is Throckley a village in the 10% of most deprived communities in the country. The next nearest collection of houses are at Darras Hall, […]