Banks Mining puts in plans for approval

The first of three planning applications to allow work to continue at two North East surface mines has been submitted to Northumberland County Council

Banks Mining
Banks Mining

The first of three planning applications to allow work to continue at two North East surface mines where 200 people are employed has been submitted to Northumberland County Council for planning approval.

Regional employer Banks Mining is looking to extend its existing operations at the Shotton surface mine in south east Northumberland and the Brenkley Lane surface mine in Newcastle, which have been operating since 2008 and 2010 respectively, and which currently contribute around £35m to the regional economy every year.

If approved, the application would provide a further year of work for the 150 employees at the Shotton site, with coaling completed by October 2017.

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