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On Wednesday (3/6/15) it was announced that UK Coal’s application to mine 520,561 tonnes of coal from a site called Bradley, was approved. The site is currently agricultural land in Leadgate, Durham. This is a highly contested site with really strong and well orchestrated opposition from local people. Why is this a bad decision? The […]

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Dodgy Dealings of UK Coal
March 24, 2015

Should we trust a company which fights for planning application appeals after going into administration and when forced to sell it’s opencast mines, does so to a company which is essentially the same beast? In November 2014 the four UK Coal Surface Mining Ltd (part of the UK Coal Production Ltd) opencast mines were sold […]

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Mine Threat Removed
February 26, 2015

Earlier this month Coal Action Network group, CAGOO heard that UK Coal are no longer pursuing their application to mine at Great Oak near Newcastle under Lyme. The site was controversial, like all of the other opencast sites, because no one wants to live next to an opencast coal mine. Additionally, in this case there […]

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The final week of the Bradley opencast saw a damning presentation from a local farmer, which disarmed the coal company. The ecologists view of the site was countered by excellent knowledge of local residents who know the site. The bitter disagreement about whether there are bell pits on the site continued and the transport expert […]

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This week saw many more powerful contributions from the local community. On the evening session more than 55 residents and concerned parties came to watch and support PVN. Presentations were of high quality and too numerous to be listed. Dr. Harbinson explained the damage which would be done to the vulnerable, re-introduced, red kite population. […]

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NOTT Again
October 16, 2014

The second appeal for the application at Bradley, near Dipton, County Durham is well under way, with UK Coal Surface Mining Limited admitting that they have to sell the site and so will not be operating it. So far local residents and members of NOTT (No Opencast Today or Tomorrow) part of the Pont Valley […]

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Success Against North East Mine
July 30, 2014

Well done to all those who fought UK Coal in their application to extract more than 1 million tonnes of coal and 175,000 tonnes of fireclay from a site at Marley Hill which straddles both Gateshead and Co. Durham.

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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 […]

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Object to Diglake Opencast
March 18, 2014

UK Coal has applied to Staffordshire Council for planning permission to extract 450,000 tonnes of coal and fireclay from Bignall End, Newcastle under Lyme. Campaign Against Great Oak Opencast are asking that concerned parties write letters of objection to the case officer Graham Allen citing application number N.14/03/2013 M. CAGOO have been fighting the application […]

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