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Opencast Coal

Volume 229: debated on Friday 23 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the number of opencast coal planning applications, size and location of sites in Northumberland and Durham submitted in each year since 1990 and those which have received approval.

This information is not held centrally. According to statistics published by the County Planning Officers Society's committee No. 3, however, the information is as follows:

Planning Applications
Number of applicationsArea (hectares)Tonnage (thousands)
Durham
1990–91216423,213
1991–928174595
Northumberland
1990–91142531,976
1991–928291936
Applications Approved
NumberAreaTonnage
Durham
1990–9112334960
1991–92592327
Northumberland
1990–91101191,602
1991–927197706