Plans to extend an opencast mine which will create 150 jobs and excavate 300,000 tonnes of coal, have been on public display.
Banks Mining has identified an additional area for mining operations on the western side of the Shotton surface mine, naming the development ‘Shotton Triangle’.
Officials were on hand at a public exhibition at Stannington Village Hall to talk to residents about the proposals.
Mark Dowdall, Banks’ environment and community director, says: “We’re grateful to those who took the time to come and talk to us about our Shotton Triangle proposals.”
A planning application is expected to be submitted before the end of the year.
For more visit www.banksgroup.co.uk/shotton