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WCM Sustainability Fund

Our commitment to carbon offsetting is a core part of our Corporate Social Responsibility policy forming a key element of our Sustainability Fund.

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WCM PROJECT UPDATE: AUGUST 2021

West Cumbria Mining (WCM) looks forward to explaining its plans for the world’s first ‘net-zero’ underground coal mine at the forthcoming public inquiry, which is scheduled to commence on 7th September 2021 and to last for four weeks.



WCM Project Update Newsletter – December 2020

Welcome to the latest edition of West Cumbria Mining’s project update newsletter, which is our way of keeping the local community and our stakeholders informed as to the progress of our project.


WCM Press Statement – 2nd October 2020

Following on from the Cumbria County Council development control and regulation committee meeting held today, below is a link to a formal press statement issued by West Cumbria Mining.


We Need Your Support

There are just three working days left to visit our Haig office to view the planning documentation and to submit your support for the project.


WCM Local Liaison Group

The WCM Local Liaison Group (LLG) was established in September 2015 and its membership is made up from a cross section of the local community.


WCM Project Update Newsletter – December 2019

Welcome to the latest edition of West Cumbria Mining’s project update newsletter, which is our way of keeping the local community and our stakeholders informed as to the progress of our project.


WCM Project Update Newsletter – November 2019

Welcome to the latest edition of West Cumbria Mining’s project update newsletter, which is our way of keeping the local community and our stakeholders informed as to the progress of our project.



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.