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West Cumbria Mining hosts visit from Cumberland Geological Society

WCM’s Project Geologist, Dennis Rowland, held a morning session with the Cumberland Geological Society recently, as part of a Society day trip introducing ‘Coal and Iron in West Cumbria.’

The aim of the session was to provide an overview of the geology and mining history of the coalfield and an update on the progress of the WCM project which is aiming to mine metallurgical coal from seams off the coast of St Bees Head.

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There are five broad stages to the planning process.

Stage One

Screening: Completed

Stage Two

Scoping: Completed

Stage Three

Preparing the Environmental Statement: Completed

Stage Four

Making a Planning Application and Consultation: Submitted 31st May 2017

Stage Five

Decision-making: To be confirmed

Having made significant progress since 2014, we are currently at stage five with our planning having been submitted in May 2017. If the timescales are adhered to, we anticipate determination on planning in 2018.

What does the immediate future hold? 

  • Continued events and updates to keep all stakeholders – local people, community groups, council members etc – aware of the progress, recommendations and decisions
  • Ongoing market studies and working with coal buyers
  • Planning permission & environmental permit results

Planning process

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Find out more about the plan

We’d love to hear from you

Please get in touch with any questions or comments relating to the progress of the mine.

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Latest News & Events

West Cumbria Mining hosts visit from Cumberland Geological Society

WCM’s Project Geologist, Dennis Rowland, held a morning session with the Cumberland Geological Society recently, as part of a Society day trip introducing ‘Coal and Iron in West Cumbria.’

The aim of the session was to provide an overview of the geology and mining history of the coalfield and an update on the progress of the WCM project which is aiming to mine metallurgical coal from seams off the coast of St Bees Head.