§ Mr. Les Huckfield
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what are the implications for the urban structure plan for Nuneaton, in particular in the vicinity of Bermuda village, of the proposed opencast coal mining operations there.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
If the proposed opencast mining operations in the vicinity of Bermuda village are approved by the Department of Energy and the site is then worked and restored, this seems likely to assist the implementation of the Nuneaton and Bedworth urban structure plan. In particular, policy 4B which makes provision for land for new industrial development at Bermuda—phase 2—and policy 7A relating to the reclamation of derelict land are relevant.