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Supporters of Hilltop Action Group today (29/7/15) met at Derbyshire County Council Offices in Matlock to present a petition to the Council. Norman Humprhys organised a team of volunteers at the end of 2014 to canvass all the houses within 1km of the proposed Hilltop Opencast site. They did a sterling job in often terrible […]

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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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Make 500m buffer zone law
March 1, 2013

Please sign the petition to enforce a 500m buffer zone between opencast sites and houses in Wales https://www.assemblywales.org/gethome/e-petitions/epetition-list-of-signatories.htm?pet_id=864&showfrm=1#SignPetition At present Welsh guidelines recommend that opencast mines are not within 500m of houses. Without legislation companies are still applying and may get permission very close to houses. The Varteg and the British opencast applications are both […]