Ministry of Housing ‘calls in’ controversial plan for Cumbria coal mine

The government is set to hold a public inquiry to decide whether the coal mine should be allowed to go ahead

Coal mine developer takes legal action against Cumbria County Council

The council decided to reconsider the planning application of the first deep coal mine in the UK for 30 years

Cumbria coal mine approval to be reconsidered

West Cumbria County Council will review the plan ‘under the light of new information’

First new coal mine in England for 30 years granted planning approval

The firm behind the project will extract and process around 2.7 million tonnes of metallurgical coal every year to supply it to the steel industry

Coking coal
Deep coal mine unanimously approved by Cumbria County Council

The Woodhouse Colliery is the first deep coal mine given approval in more than 30 years

DECC seeks views on radioactive disposal facility

The UK Government is inviting views on the site selection process to find a host community for an underground disposal facility for radioactive waste. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) issued a call for evidence yesterday of the on-going Managing Radioactive Waste Safely (MRWS) programme. It follows Cumbria County Council’s decision earlier this […]

Port of Workington powered by renewables

The Port of Workington (pictured) will now be powered by renewable energy as a new solar system has been installed on its roofs. The 50kWp (kilowatt peak) system includes 200 photovoltaic panels and is expected to generate 38,440kWh of electricity in the first year. The project is part of the Cumbria County Council-owned port’s on-going […]