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On Tuesday 15th February, Durham County Council (DCC) will decide whether to give UK Coal planning permission to work the Bradley opencast site near Leadgate. The Case Officer recommendation is that Durham County Council should approve the Application. The Durham’s Development Control and Regulatory Board meeting starts at 2.30pm. The local campaign group No Opencast […]

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Reposted from Defend Huntington Lane blog: EDIT: 14/10/10 23:36 The current situation remains stable, no eviction notice has been served on the camp as yet. At around 8:30am today police officers and members of the National Eviction Team arrived on Site A to find the tree houses sadly unoccupied. The tree houses have now been […]

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Recent developments at the Huntington Lane protest site in Shropshire suggest that UK Coal are gearing up to evict the site. The camp has issued the call out below and encourages anyone who can to support the camp: It’s approaching six months since camp was set up at Huntington Lane open cast coal mine site […]

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Press release from the Minorca Opencast Protest Group (MOPG): The Minorca Opencast Protest Group is today launching a Public Appeal for people to object to UK coal’s plans for an Opencast Mine on the Minorca site as our PR 73 ” A Public Appeal for help to stop a new Opencast Mine Application from succeeding […]

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On the 12th March a new site was set up near Telford, Shropshire, opposing one of UK Coal’s latest mines. The 900,000 tonnes of coal due to be excavated will have devastating effects on one of the most valuable areas of ancient woodland in the borough. The 230 acre site due to be excavated eats […]