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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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What it means for West Cumbria

  • West Cumbria Mining’s Woodhouse Colliery will generate local growth and investment

Opening a mine brings significant opportunities for the local community.  These opportunities include direct employment, demand for local suppliers, skills training for all and improved local infrastructure.

A study in America* showed that a coal mine with 300 employees indirectly creates at least twice as many jobs in the region, as employees have more disposable income than previously, which impacts on local spending with retail, leisure, construction etc. It is our intention to develop a mine which brings significant benefits that the whole community can enjoy for many years to come.

Click on the links below to find specific information on topics including environment, health and safety and the supply chain.

* The Economic Contributions of US Mining 2011 – Published 2013 National Mining Association

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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.