Mineral extraction is now complete and the site is being restored and landscaped.

The temporary bridge, which allowed to access the southern side of the Brenkley Lane site was removed in July 2021.

Key Facts

Local authority: Newcastle City Council and Northumberland County Council
Postcode of nearby property: NE13 6DA
Site status: Restoration and landscaping due to complete in September 2021

Site area: About 244 hectares (ha) or around 603 acres
Worked: 2010 – Present

Jobs: Around 40 jobs directly supported

Traffic movements: c85 loaded lorries per working day

Restoration: Historic parkland as part of Delhi, works to Serpentine Lake, improved access to Blagdon Park. To find out more about the restoration record of Banks Mining on the Blagdon Estate, please follow this link.

Community Engagement: A Brenkley Lane liaison committee has been established, please contact us for more information

Brenkley Lane Community Fund: Brenkley Lane has supported many groups surrounding the surface mine.

Shotton & Brenkley Lane Community Update, August 2015
Brenkley Lane Non Technical Summary Update, June 2009

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