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

Green industries could create 9,000 jobs in Cumbria by 2036

A new report estimates nearly 4,500 green jobs could be created in West Cumbria, the area of the proposed coal mine

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

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

Green light for new coal mine in Cumbria

West Cumbria Mining said the mine would help create around 500 jobs in the area

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