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West Cumbria Mining’s Woodhouse Colliery in UK to Go Ahead

Coal News - Published on Mon, 04 Nov 2019

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BBC reported that plans for the UK's first deep coal mine in decades will go ahead after the government decided not to intervene. West Cumbria Mining said the new mine, near the site of the former Haig Colliery in Whitehaven which shut in 1986, would create 500 jobs. The Woodhouse Colliery would extract coking coal from the seabed off St Bees, with a processing plant on the former Marchon site at Kells.

Cumbria county councillors gave it the go-ahead in March, but this sparked a number of objections, including a call for government scrutiny. However, ministers have now said the council should take the decision. Councillors have ratified their support for the plans.

The last deep coal mine in the UK, Kellingley Colliery in North Yorkshire, closed in 2016.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Mon, 04 Nov 2019
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