Why we must act to save Druridge
June 20, 2016

This is a guest piece written by one of the people involved in the campaign to Save Druridge. To help the campaign see the end of the article. Save Druridge started almost 3 years ago in a house right next to the picturesque beach of Druridge Bay. To begin with we were just between 6-8 […]

Last week campaigners closed down Bank’s Shotton opencast mine in Northumberland. For the full story see this article from the New Statesman. “So these are the reasons why I’m breaking the law today, sitting in a hole in the ground in Northumberland, locked onto a coal mining machine as the rain falls gently around me. […]


Update – Late June 2013 Decision delayed again: The Hoodsclose application now will not be decided in July. The delay this time is all down to UK Coal who have apparently indicated to Northumberland County Council that they have more data to submit. Just 1 week before the target determination date this information still has […]

Urgent Letter Needed -Please Help
September 3, 2012

Cowley Residents Action Group are asking concerned people to write to Sheffield Council Planning Department asking them to reject the application for a coal washing plant on the Hesley Wood Tip Site. The planning application is expected to be heard at the beginning of October. RecyCoal have submitted an application to extract 395,000 tonnes from […]