Workshop for mining scheme

The fourth of a series of community workshops looking at plans for a proposed new surface mine in south east Northumberland is set to take place next month.

Banks Mining has run a series of meetings this year aimed at getting local residents, community groups, employers and community leaders involved in developing plans for the proposed Highthorn surface mining scheme, which is located to the south east of Widdrington.

The three independently-chaired workshops held so far have seen 270 people to meet with the project team and to start to help shape the plans the team is developing.

A fourth workshop is now set to go ahead at 6.30pm on Wednesday, June 3, at the Miners ‘Welfare Institute in Bridge Road, Lynemouth, which is being used for a second time to ensure there is enough room to accommodate everyone interested in attending.

A planning application for the scheme is expected to be submitted later this year.