Today is a sad day. Highthorn opencast coal mine was approved this afternoon (5th July) by Northumberland County Council despite huge opposition.  If it starts ,the mine could extract 3 million tonnes of coal before 2023. There is thought to be greater quantities of coal in the area than the application has sought permission to […]

Three foreign human rights and environmental campaigners have come together to reject the application by Banks Group to mine at Highthorn, Northumberland. The local campaign, Save Druridge have been doing brilliant work in raising fighting this application. Activists from Colombia, Russia and Indonesia, who are all battling against coal mines in their own countries, have […]

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 […]

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Druridge Scoping Report
January 8, 2015

Mining company Banks have released their scoping report for the site they call Highthorn, at Widdrington, Northumberland. The site lies between the village and the beach close to Druridge Bay. The scoping report includes changes in their plans. These changes include the time between the proposed start of operations in 2016 to the completion of […]

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Duridge Bay Application Reduced
December 26, 2014

Banks Mining have announced a reduction in the size of their application to mine coal at Highthorn close to Druridge Bay, Northumberland. The news this week in The Chronicle says ‘The company has now submitted a scoping report to Northumberland County Council in which it has reduced the area it proposes to mine a second […]

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Signatures needed
July 9, 2014

Can you help local residents resisting an application from UK Coal to extract coal from 159 Hectares of land near Bebside village? Residents are collecting petition signatures to submit to Northumberland County council against the application. Please sign their petition on their excellent website www.savebebside.com/

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UK Coal has withdrawn its application to ruin the Northumberland countryside surrounding the village of Whittonstall. The application was the first of four for the area and was due to be heard on the 17th June. The local people have fought a strong battle against the company since 2010. CAN thinks it is likely that […]