Online ways to help stop Bradley opencast coal mine
15th February 2018

Earlier this week (13/02/18) 25 residents from County Durham, Pont Valley Network, Derwent Valley Protection Society, and the Burnopfield Environmental Awareness Movement and Coal Action Network appealed to Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, in a letter [Download letter]  urging him to use his powers under the Town and Country Planning Act [1] to revoke Banks’ ‘Bradley’ permit.

You can support this action by local people by signing our petition or contributing to our crowd funder to raise the legal cost associated with the letter.

The more we show Sajid Javid that there is popular agreement that Banks can’t opencast at Bradley, the more likely it is he will revoke planning permission. If you can share the crowdfunder and petition through social media and emails we are likely to reach our targets.

Thank you


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  1. I live in the Derwent Valley and care passionately about retaining its beauty, how can I help in in practical way to prevent further opencast mining in the area.

  2. If they want coal they should have kept the pits open

  3. Stop spoiling the beautiful countryside and disrupting peoples lives. There are other ares where coal can be extracted. Take time to look around!!

  4. How should we sing petitions against this shocking threat?