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Woodhouse Colliery Planning Application Press Statement

Today, 19th March 2019, Cumbria County Council (CCC) has formally granted planning approval to West Cumbria Mining (WCM) to develop its Metallurgical Coal Project, which will be known as Woodhouse Colliery – a new underground mine, located on a brownfield site, to the south west of Whitehaven in West Cumbria.

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  • Planning for an exciting future, supplying high quality British mined metallurgical coal to the steel industry at home and abroad.

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There are many different ways you can get in touch to find out more about the project or to register for updates on our progress. You can do this through the website, email, phone, mail or in person at our update events.

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What is the plan?

What is the plan?

Since 2014, West Cumbria Mining has been developing plans for the creation of a metallurgical coal mine, known as Woodhouse Colliery, off the coast near Whitehaven in West Cumbria to supply the UK and European steel-making coal market, which currently imports around 45 million tonnes per annum.

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What it means for West Cumbria

What it means for West Cumbria

Opening a mine brings great opportunities for a local community. These opportunities include direct employment, benefits for local suppliers, skills training for young people and improved infrastructure.

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Latest News and Events

Woodhouse Colliery Planning Application Press Statement

Today, 19th March 2019, Cumbria County Council (CCC) has formally granted planning approval to West Cumbria Mining (WCM) to develop its Metallurgical Coal Project, which will be known as Woodhouse Colliery – a new underground mine, located on a brownfield site, to the south west of Whitehaven in West Cumbria.

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