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WCM Project Update – November 2022

West Cumbria Mining was notified by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities, on 10th August 2022, that further time was required for Planning Ministers to consider the Planning Inspector’s report and that a decision would be issued on or before the 8th November 2022.


WCM Project Update – August 2022

West Cumbria Mining was advised by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities that officials were not yet in a position to complete their considerations prior to providing advice to Ministers, therefore Ministers would not be in a position to reach a decision by the revised 17th August deadline, following the previous extension from the original deadline of 7th July.


WCM Project Update – July 2022

West Cumbria Mining was advised by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities that Planning Ministers were not in a position to reach a decision by the 7th July deadline.



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.


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 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.