HC Deb 07 July 1987 vol 119 cc128-9W
Mr. Cummings

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list by county for each year, since and including 1976, the opencast coal mining applications that have been considered by him on appeal, and the result of those appeals in each case.

Mr. Trippier

The available information is as follows:

Date Result
31 October 1984 Former Lightmoor Colliery, nr. Cinderford Dismissed
5 August 1986 Oakenhill Wood, Parkend Dismissed
19 February 1987 Oakenhill Wood. Parkend Allowed
Greater Manchester
29 December 1978 Foggbrook Quarry, Stockport Dismissed
Hereford and Worcestershire
10 June 1980 Hunthouse Farm, Mamble Dismissed
23 March 1982 Hunthouse Farm, Mamble Dismissed
6 June 1986 Pot Kiln Farm Allowed
24 June 1985 Stiddle Hill, Ridsdale Allowed
3 March 1986 Land East of Spina Road, Backworth Allowed
9 April 1986 Pit Field, Cramlington Dismissed
26 June 1986 Plenmeller, nr. Haltwhistle Allowed
South Yorkshire
25 May 1978 Harthill Allowed
7 May 1980 Hermit Hill, Wortley Allowed
25 March 1982 Barugh, Barnsley Allowed
9 November 1986 Waverley East, Rotherham Allowed
11 December 1986 Bilston, Wolverhampton Allowed
23 February 1987 Streets Lane, Cheslyn Hay Allowed
31 March 1987 High Lane, Newcastle-under-Lyme Allowed
Tyne and Wear
25 January 1980 Butterlaw Farm, Newcastle Dismissed
16 April 1980 Penshaw Junction, Cox Green Allowed
22 March 1982 Wagonway, Backworth Dismissed
30 July 1982 Butterlaw Farm, Newcastle Allowed
13 August 1986 Land East of Butterlaw Farm Allowed
24 October 1986 Barlow Lane, Gateshead Dismissed
West Midlands
23 March 1987 Ryders Hayes, Walsall Dismissed
West Yorkshire
24 June 1982 Sanderson Lane, Rothwell Dismissed


(1) Information is available only in respect of these cases recovered for the Secretary of State's jurisdiction.

(2) Prior to March 1 1984 the NCB obtained authorisation for opencast operations from the Secretary of State for Energy and the appeals procedures under the 1971 Town and Country Planning Act did not apply. Prior to March 1 1984 the statistics relate only to private sector operators.