Hargreaves resubmit application Glen Taggart East site

According to a news item in The Carluke Gazette entitled ‘’Phantom’ Mine under fire’ on 3/3/16 ( not on the web) Hargreaves Services has resubmitted an application, expected to be for 4m tonnes for an opencast mine on the Glen Taggart East site.

This now makes the total tonnage proposed or prospective new opencast sites in the UK 15, 450,000 tonnes. despite a planned coal phase out for power generation by possibly 2023.

For the full list of proposed or possible opencast sites in the UK go to :

Proposed Opencast Coal sites in the UK @ http://noopencastnetwork.org.uk/blog/proposed-opencast-coal-sites-uk/