The Highthorn planning application was submitted to Northumberland County Council in October 2015. Please find below the application documents, including all appendices.

Further down the page you will find information relating to Supplementary Environmental Information that was submitted to the County Council in April 2016.

Environmental Statement

Non Technical Summary

Appendix 1 – Statement of Community Involvement

STATEMENT OF COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Church of England Academy site visit presentation

Comments to media queries

Example of parish council presentation

Enhancing your landscape leaflet

Example of site visit feedback form

Exhibition Feedback Form

Exhibition Newsletter September 2015

Exhibition Feedback Form

Exhibition Newsletter September 2015

Exhibition Panels September 2015

Highthorn update letter July 2014

Highthorn update letter Oct 2013

Launch newsletter

Appendix 2 – LVIA

Appendix 2 – Landscape & Visual Impact_Landscape

HJB_BA795_145_Viewpoint Location Plan-A3 Layout

HJB_BA795_146_ZTV Information Plan-A3 Sheet 1 to 3

HJBBA795141_Visualisation StudyVP1toVP21

Appendix 3 – Ecology Assessment

Appendix 3.1 – Ecological Assessment

Appendix 3.2 – Mammal Survey

Appendix 3.3 – Bat Survey

Appendix 3.4 – Bird Surveys

Appendix 3.5 Cover Sheet

Appendix 3.6 – Amphibian Survey

Appendix 3.7 Hedgerow Survey

Appendix 3.8 – Tree Report

Phase 1 Habitat Plan

Appendix 4 – Archaeological Assessment

Appendix 4 – Archaeological Assessment

Appendix 4 – Geophys Assessment

Appendix 4 – Signifance Report

Appendix 5 – Hydrological Assessment

Hydrological and Hydrogeological Assessment

Figures and Photographs

Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C

Appendices D & E

Appendix 6 – Geotechnical Assessment

Geotechnical Assessment

Figures plus Appendices A & B

Appendix C

Appendices D & E

Appendix 7 – Mine Gas Risk Assessment

Appendix 7 – Mine Gas Risk Assessment

Appendix 8 – Air Quality Assessment

Appendix 8 – Air Quality Assessment

Appendix 9 – Noise Assessment

Appendix 9 – Noise Assessment

Appendix 10 -Lighting Assessment

Appendix 10 – Lighting Assessment

Appendix 11 – Vibration Assessment

Appendix 11 – Vibration Assessment

Appendix 12 – Transport Assessment

Appendix 12 – Transport Assessment

Appendix 13 – Soils & Agricultural Assessment

Soils and Agricultural Report

Highthorn Appendix 1 Soils and ALC Map

Highthorn Appendix 2 ALC for Individual Soil Profiles

Highthorn Appendix 3 New Drainage Conceptual Drawing

Appendix 14 – Draft Site Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP)

Appendix 14 – Draft site biodiversity action plan

Appendix 15 – Draft Environmental Management Plan (EMP)

Appendix 15 – Draft Environmental Management Plan

Appendix 16 – Discover Druridge

Appendix 16 – Discover Druridge

Discover Druridge Leaflet

Drawings

PA01 – Location Plan

PA02 – Site Boundary

PA03 – Site aerial

PA04 – Existing Features

PA05 – Geology

PA06 – Composite Working Method

PA07 – Phase 1 Working Method

PA08 – Phase 2 Working Method

PA09 – Phase 3 Working Method

PA10 – Phase 4 Working Method

PA11 – Phase 5 Working Method

PA12 – Restoration First

PA13 – Restoration Strategy

PA14 – Discover Druridge Masterplan

PA15 – Working Programme

PA16 – Compound Layout

PA17 – Haulage Route

PA18 – Surface water drainage

PA19 – Overburden Construction Phasing

PA20 – Public Rights of Way

PA21 – Cumulative Impact

PA22 – Planning Factors

PA23 – Services

PA24 – Access Details

Supplementary Environmental Information – April 2016

Since the planning application was submitted to Northumberland County Council in October 2015, they have undertaken extensive consultations with statutory and non-statutory bodies to assist in their consideration of the acceptability of the Highthorn development.

As a consequence of feedback received, the County Council has formally requested additional environmental information in support of the findings of the Environmental Statement which accompanied the planning application. You can find the documents, which have been submitted below:

Statement Regulation 22 (1)

Appendix 1 NCC Corres (1)

Appendix 2 DAB Geotechnics Correspondence

Appendix 3 Argus Ecology Corres

Appendix 3 Pink Footed Geese Phase 1

Appendix 3 Pink Footed Geese Phase 2

Appendix 3 – Pink Footed Geese Phase 3

Appendix 3 – Pink Footed Geese Phase 4

Appendix 3 – Pink Footed Geese Phase 5

Appendix 4 – Cross Sections Highthorn Pond

Appendix 4 – DAB Geotechnics Corres

Appendix 5 – DAB Geotechnics Correspondence

Further Environmental Information – March 2017

As part of the Public Inquiry, Banks Mining submitted further environmental information, which can be found below.

FEI2 Statement

Indicative Working Programme

Appendix 1 – Letter from PINS 17 January 2017

Appendix 2 – Letter from Eversheds 16 January 2017

Appendix 3 – Electricity Sub-station at Shotton Surface Mine

Appendix 4 – H&H Land and Property Report March 2017

Appendix 4 – Farm Viability Assessment Plan March 2017

Appendix 5 – Draft Environmental Management Plan March 2017

Appendix 6 – Greenhouse Gas Emissions March 2017

Appendix 7 – Argus Ecology Report February 2017

Non-technical Summary

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