In answer to J Hill (News Post Leader, April 3), instead of writing letters he should have a stroll down Hathery Lonnen.
The council has made a good job blocking both ends to traffic.
As for more efficient means to extract the wealth of coal, every washing day will be a nightmare to nearby homes.
As for employment, when one site closes, staff can transfer to another location.
Rail connections? Forget it. Banks will be out of pocket.
And as to returning the landscape to its former state, loot at Widdrington, no crops are growing and there is very little wildlife.
I will keep my eyes open and hope the people of Bebside can see the bigger picture, as they were hoodwinked once before (concrete mixers.