“Today marks another very important milestone in our journey to develop a world class mine in Cumbria and is the culmination of six years of dedication and determination by the WCM team to realise our vision”.
“Woodhouse Colliery will bring significant local benefits to Whitehaven, Copeland and Cumbria in terms of jobs and investment, at a critical time given the impacts of Covid-19 upon employment and economics both locally and nationally.
"I am proud to be part of a scheme which will have such a positive impact on the local community as well as the long-term financial benefits the mine will bring to Cumbria and the UK”.
(Quote from Mark Kirkbride, CEO of West Cumbria Mining, taken from the statement released by West Cumbria Mining following the decision yesterday afternoon by Cumbria County Council's Development planning & Control Committee (DC&R) to approve planning permission for a new deep coal mine for metallurgical coal for the UK and European steel industry at St Bees and Whitehaven. the statement can be found in full here.)