West Cumbria Mining Planning Application Underway


West Cumbria Mining makes further progress, as the Woodhouse Colliery Planning Application is successfully submitted.

 West Cumbria Mining have announced that the Planning Application for their Cumbrian Metallurgical Coal Project, called Woodhouse Colliery, was submitted to Cumbria County Council on 31 May.

 The planning application documents, which include the Environmental Impact Assessment and extensive details of the project designs, were hand-delivered to the Cumbria County Council offices in Kendal by Caroline Leatherdale, Head of Environment and Planning and Kevin Murphy, Head of Project Delivery.

 The planning application has subsequently been validated by Cumbria County Council and allocated the reference number 4/17/9007.

 A full copy of the planning application is available to view on the Cumbria County Council planning website or at the WCM’s Haig offices up until the 10  July this year. A full copy of the planning documents can also be obtained on a memory stick or CD from the WCM Haig office for a price of £5.

Formal notices have been delivered to neighbours of the site, whilst planning notices are being displayed in the Marchon and Pow Beck locations.

 WCM will host the next public update events on the 23, 24 and 25 June, from 10am-4pm, at their Haig offices. Full details of the planning application will be presented and the WCM team will be on hand to answer any questions from the community.

 Helen Davies, Communications Manager, said: “This is a significant milestone for the project and the local area. We do hope that people will take up the opportunity to voice their support or concern to ensure that the Project progresses in a way which best suits the majority.”

 She added: “We are looking forward to our open days at the end of June and hearing people’s thoughts; they have previously been overwhelmingly positive and we hope that this support is translated into supporting our planning application.”

 WCM will also hold a Suppliers Open Day on the 12 July from 10am-4pm at the Haig offices. The event extends an open invitation to representatives of local companies who may be interested in future construction, operational contract and supply opportunities, offering them an opportunity to learn more about our procurement process and to meet the project team.

 For anyone who wishes to express support for, or concerns about, the Project, these can be submitted to Cumbria County Council by mail, email or online. It is important that these are submitted by the 10 July for opinions to be considered by Cumbria County Council.

 For details on how to do this, visit http://www.westcumbriamining.com/local-news/wcm-planning-application-validated-open-comment/

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