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WCM Project Update: October 2021

The West Cumbria Mining team would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have supported the Woodhouse Colliery project in the past, throughout the recent public inquiry and moving forwards.


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 Press Release – 10th February 2021

WCM was informed by Cumbria County Council (CCC) yesterday that it has decided to return the planning application for Woodhouse Colliery back to their Development Control and Regulation Committee for redetermination, on the basis of the Committee on Climate Change report recommendations for the UK’s sixth carbon budget.

Woodhouse Colliery Press Release January 2021

West Cumbria Mining is delighted that the Government has agreed with Cumbria County Council’s decision to approve the planning application for the project and has lifted its holding direction.

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.

Project Facts Update – Part 3

Following on from our last two ‘Project Facts’ updates, we are now sharing the third in our series of factsheets: this week’s relating to Local benefits and impacts.