Hargreaves Surface Mining Limited is proposing to develop a surface coal mine at Field House, near West Rainton in County Durham.
As part of our community consultation programme, we invited residents to offer their views, suggestions and comments on our proposals, to help us refine the scheme ahead of any planning application submission.
Public exhibitions have now been held at Pittington Village Hall (Saturday 23 Feb 2013, between 10 am and 2 pm); at Jubilee Hall, West Rainton (Saturday 2 March 2013, between 10 am and 2 pm); at St Cuthbert's Parish Hall, South Street, East Rainton (Wednesday 3 April 2013 between 4 pm and 7 pm), and at the Moorsley Village Centre, Moorsley Road, Moorsley (Monday 8 April between 4 pm and 7 pm).
An information leaflet has also been produced that describes the scheme. You can view a PDF copy here.
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During the community consultation programme, we offered residents an additional opportunity to submit views and comments using an electronic comments form on this website. Please note that, now the submissions deadline has passed (as at Monday 22 April 2013), this online facility has been removed. We thank everyone who took advantage of this facility for their observations and participation.