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Stakeholder event information panels – June 2017

Three days of public open days were held at our offices at Haig, extremely well-attended as with all our previous events.  

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Where will the mine be?

  • West Cumbria has a well-earned reputation for mining and the most important section of the coal field extends more than 14 miles from St Bees to Maryport.

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Many locals still remember with pride their role in providing valued resources to the rest of the UK and it is this feeling that West Cumbria Mining hopes to bring back to the area through the opening of the new mine.

The coalfields extend from onshore to offshore, over 400m below ground and the sea, along the coast of Whitehaven, West Cumbria in NW England and covering an area of 200km2.  Inclined tunnels called ‘drifts’ will be constructed to provide access from the modern, architect-designed site buildings down to the coalfields.

The forthcoming feasibility tests will help to define the exact positions of the site buildings and drifts as these are not yet finalised but are anticipated to be south of Whitehaven and north of St Bees.  Once a site has been identified, the buildings will be designed in consultation with the planning authorities and the local community.  The buildings will reflect West Cumbria Mining’s desire to be a good neighbour so will be architect-designed, environmentally appropriate and acoustically enclosed.

We’d love to hear from you

Please get in touch with any questions or comments relating to the progress of the mine.

You can also email us to say you’d like to sign up to receive our newsletter which will give you the updates straight to your inbox.

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Latest News & Events

Stakeholder event information panels – June 2017

Three days of public open days were held at our offices at Haig, extremely well-attended as with all our previous events.