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Open-Cast Coalmining

Volume 958: debated on Wednesday 15 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will list applications for open-cast coalmining made to him by the National Coal Board since the beginning of 1974 which were the subject of objections, indicating in each case (a) his decision to approve or refuse the application, (b) whether or not his decision overturned the recommendations made to him by the public inquiry inspector, (c) whether the county planning authority supported or opposed the application at the public inquiry and (d) how many acres of land in agricultural use were directly affected.

Authorisation granted where Inspector:

Authorisation refused where Inspector

County planning authority

Recommended

Male no recommendation

recommended refusal

opposed application

Acreage of agricultural land involved

Stie

Location

authorisaiton

Refusal

ButterwellNorthumberland××2,035
Mitchesons GillTyne and Wear××86
MedomsleyDurham××350
Hirwaun Common North IIGlamorgan××62
West Brandon/StandaloneDurham×210
Glyn Glas South E×tensionDyfed×*×111
Tan Pit SlipGreater Manchester××53
HorsegateTyne and Wear××182
CawkerSouth Yorkshire, West Yorkshire×*213
Crosstree FarmClwyd××140
EllerbeckLancashire××128
DeborahDurham××220
OughtersideCumbria××524
Millers LaneGreater Manchester×*×150
GamblethorpeWest Yorkshire×128
TogstonNorthumberland××578
WhittonstallNorthumberland××446
NOTES:
1. The application was not supported by the county planning authority in any of these opposed cases.
2.* Significant modification of the site boundary was made in these cases in accordance with the inspector's suggestion.