CUMBRIA COUNTY COUNCIL PLANNING APPLICATION REGULATION 22 OF THE TOWN & COUNTRY PLANNING (ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT) REGULATIONS 2011 (AS AMENDED) & ARTICLE 15 OF THE TOWN & COUNTRY PLANNING (DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT PROCEDURE) (ENGLAND) ORDER 2015Notice ID: BRA1712586
CUMBRIA COUNTY COUNCIL PLANNING APPLICATION REGULATION 22 OF THE TOWN & COUNTRY PLANNING (ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT) REGULATIONS 2011 (AS AMENDED) & ARTICLE 15 OF THE TOWN & COUNTRY PLANNING (DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT PROCEDURE) (ENGLAND) ORDER 2015
West Cumbria Mining Ltd has submitted Amended Proposals and Other Information (submitted in March 2020) to Cumbria County Council in respect of an application for planning permission at the Former Marchon Site, High Road, Whitehaven and on land off Mirehouse Road, Pow Beck Valley, south of Whitehaven, for the development of: - a new underground metallurgical coal mine and associated development including: the refurbishment of two existing drifts leading to two new underground drifts; coal storage and processing buildings; office and change building; access road; ventilation, power and water infrastructure; security fencing; lighting; outfall to sea; surface water management system and landscaping at the former Marchon site (High Road) Whitehaven; - a new coal loading facility and railway sidings linked to the Cumbrian Coast Railway Line with adjoining office / welfare facilities; extension of railway underpass; security fencing; lighting; landscaping; construction of a temporary development compound, and associated permanent access on land off Mirehouse Road, Pow Beck Valley, south of Whitehaven; and - a new underground coal conveyor to connect the coal processing buildings with the coal loading facility (Planning Application Reference No: 4/17/9007)
The application (received on 31 May 2017) was accompanied by an Environmental Statement and further information relating to the planning application and Environmental Statement was submitted in September 2017, January/February 2018 and December 2018. These have now been amended and updated, and include the submission of revisions to the Environmental Statement which update the previously submitted environmental information to account for a proposed change to the internal coal processing plant This change means that no by-product would be produced at the mine. A Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Assessment for the construction, operation and decommissioning of the mine and other information has also been included. The proposal would affect Public Rights of Way, and the proposed development to which the application relates is situated within 10 metres of relevant railway land.
Members of the public may inspect the Amended Proposals and Other Information, including the revisions to the planning application, plans and Environmental Statement, and the other documents submitted (alongside the planning application documents and further information previously submitted) on the County Council's website online at planning.cumbria.gov.uk or at the following address up until the end of normal office hours on 15 June 2020:
¦West Cumbria Mining Ltd, Haig Mining Museum, Solway Road, Kells, Whitehaven, Cumbria CA28 9BG, during normal office hours - To ensure that social distancing rules in place during the Covid 19 outbreak are met, members of the public are encouraged to please phone 07776 732536 for an appointment
Members of the public may obtain copies of the Amended Proposals and Other Information, including revisions to the Environmental Statement at West Cumbria Mining Ltd, Haig Mining Museum, Solway Road, Kells, Whitehaven, Cumbria CA28 9BG or by contacting the applicant at that address (tel. 07776 732536 email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Copies are available, so long as stocks last, at a charge of £100.00 for a paper copy and £5.00 for a data stick copy. The Non-Technical Summary of the Environmental Statement is free of charge.
Anyone who wishes to make representations about the Amended Proposals, the Other Information and the revisions to the Environmental Statement or any part of the planning application or submitted documents, should submit them in writing by 15 June 2020, quoting the Planning Application Reference No. 4/17/9007:Online at: planning.cumbria.gov.uk; By e-mail to: email@example.com; or
By letter to: Development Control, Cumbria County Council, County Offices, Kendal, LA9 4RQ