Defend Dewley Hill

Defend Dewley Hill: Newcastle

A community campaign group lead by residents of Throckley, Newcastle, against Banks Group's plan to extract 800,000 tonnes of coal and 40,000 tonnes of fireclay from agricultural and wooded land. They have raised concerns about the impact on local wildlife, access to countryside, local watercourses and the climate emergency.

Dewley Hill: The Latest

Since summer 2019, Defend Dewley Hill have amassed thousands of letters of objection to the opencast, lead walks on the land to connect people with nature, and built networks across Newcastle to fight the opencast together.

The Dewley Hill application is expected to be heard and decided by Newcastle City Council in September 2020 but no date has been set. The deadline for objections has closed but there may be more actions to come.

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