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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.

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Who is West Cumbria Mining?

  • West Cumbria Mining is committed to operational and environmental excellence

Coal for Steel

Coal for Steel

Providing a responsibly mined, high quality, critical raw material to the UK and European steel industry

WCM Sustainability Fund

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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West Cumbria Mining Ltd (WCM) is a privately owned UK company focussed on producing high quality metallurgical coal, mined near Whitehaven in West Cumbria, to supply the steel industry at home and in Europe.

WCM holds a series of licences which collectively cover an area of approximately 200 km2 off the coast at Whitehaven. Based on existing data, we have estimated that there are over 750 million tonnes of steel-making coal resources across the licence area. We are working to build a mine that will produce between two and three million tonnes of high quality, specialist, hard metallurgical coal per annum.

WCM is looking to support the people and environment local to the mine site as the area evolves into a modern mining community which can be proud of its role in producing high quality metallurgical coal for the UK and European steel industry, an EU classified critical raw material.

Project Office:

C/O Haig Museum | Solway Road | Kells | Whitehaven | Cumbria, CA28 9BG

Latest News & Events

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.