29 March, 2017
West Cumbria Mining (WCM) hosted two days of public consultation at its Haig office to update the public on the latest plans and progress of the project. Almost 1100 people attended this event and the atmosphere over the two days was very positive with people commenting on the quality and level of information on display, and the entire WCM team were on hand to answer questions on all aspects of the project.
As with all our events, everyone who attended was invited to give feedback, with the results showing that 99% of people felt pleased or OK about the new mine and 100% feeling that it is exciting and will bring jobs. Some of the questions received via the feedback forms are answered on our Community Update Newsletter .
WCM also asked attendees to fill in a postcard to state if they were or were not supportive of the mine planning application. Of the 508 cards completed, 506 were in favour and 2 were against.
Following on from the event we publicised the display boards on this page. These have now been updated and so, to avoid any misleading content, we have removed them. You are still welcome to view them by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can view the most current event display boards, with the most up to date information, by clicking here