The Environment

In securing our planning permission we had to demonstrate conclusively how we would mitigate environmental impacts and balance these against the wider social and economic good of our proposals.

We utilised some of the foremost experts in ecology, landscape management and air, light, dust and sound pollution to advise us on how best to approach the scheme’s design, construction and on-going management.

Our proposals passed several stages of detailed statutory scrutiny as well as a series of public consultations and we are now at the start of implementing our investment.

The redundant colliery will be transformed, with new watercourses, tree planting, habitat development, public woodland walkways, exercise areas and more – all accessible to the public.  From a brownfield, former industrial site with limited ecological value to something much more productive – environmentally, socially, and economically.