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Author Proposal to revive Cumbrian coal mining
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Proposal to revive Cumbrian coal mining
Posted: 07/06/2017 22:55:31
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That's the idea, slight modification - direction and dip of drifts from end of anhydrite workings - of the 1970s NCB proposal. Difference is we would have been going into a mothballed mine to start up not an abandoned, flooded one

Still makes more sense than their original proposal for a drift near the Mainband site running well over a mile with none of the available onshore coal worked.
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Posted: 02/07/2017 17:59:55
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Latest core in progress - seems very close to the far workings of Croft and the aborted "South Development" of Haig.

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Posted: 29/03/2018 20:01:36
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A recent hole by WCM -

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Photo/Drill-Rig-Above-Mainband_114787/

Mainband was in the trees below and right of the bungalow, between the rig and the proposed new mine is Wilson and Ladysmith. Strange place to be drilling......
IP: 109.154.95.189 Edited: 29/03/2018 20:02:48 by Buckhill
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Posted: 09/04/2018 22:10:21
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Seems they are drilling this time for seam sample cores for sending to their prospective customers for trials as to quality. IP: 109.176.238.176
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Posted: 18/09/2018 17:02:58
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The planning decision seems to be a long way off yet according to WCM's latest newsletter:

"We are currently receiving emails from local people asking, quite rightly, about the current status of the project and what is currently happening. WCM has always sought to be open and honest in our engagement and we continue to honour that commitment.

The current status of the project is that we continue to work toward securing planning permission for Woodhouse Colliery from Cumbria County Council (CCC). This process has taken longer than we had originally hoped, with a lot of additional information being requested since our original submission back in May 2017. Much of the additional information has been related to
environmental matters, in particular surface rain water runoff and water discharge into Saltom Bay. The proposed extension of the Solway Firth special protection area for wintering bird populations has also created the need to carry out significant offshore survey work.

At the time of writing, we are hopeful that our application will be considered by the CCC planning committee in early 2019. WCM continue to progress technical development of the project in terms of detailed design, supply chain engagement and recruitment, but planning is now the key issue and construction work cannot commence until this has been resolved."



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