Between 2016 and 2027, Banks Mining plans to extract at least 3 million tonnes of coal from a new opencast mine, called Highthorn, between Widdrington Village and Druridge Bay. The opencast will be operational for at least 7 yrs with possible extensions not out of the question.
The mine will cause massive environmental destruction right next to one of Northumberland’s most beautiful and loved beaches.
Banks Mining says it’s good news for local people, and the environment. We say it’s all about money for Banks, and that local people, and our environment, will pay the price.