Local authority: Newcastle City Council and Northumberland County Council
Postcode of nearby property: NE13 6DA
Site status: Operational
Site area: c244 hectares (c603 acres)
Minerals to be recovered:
Site duration: completion in 2021
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
Community Engagement: A Brenkley Lane liaison committee has been established, please contact us for more information
Brenkley Lane Community Fund: There is a dedicated community benefits fund specifically targeted at areas surrounding the site. To apply for a grant please click here for an application form.
Need for coal: Coal is a valuable mineral resource which is used for a variety of purposes including iron and steel manufacture; cement manufacture; coke manufacture; domestic heat generation; sugar production; food and beverage production; chemicals production; patent fuel manufacture (smokeless briquettes); carbon fibre products manufacture and other uses; as well as electricity generation. Over the last decade, every year around 9 million tonnes of coal has been needed in the UK for non-electricity generation purposes; demand for coal for electricity generation was 14.5 million tonnes in 2017.
If we do not produce our own coal in the UK we simply import more from countries such as Russia, the USA, Colombia and Australia which produces more CO2 via its transportation than coal produced in the UK.