The temporary bridge, which allowed to access the southern side of the Brenkley Lane site was removed in July 2021. Banks Mining appointed Northumberland County Council to undertake the work, which included creating a road diversion around the bridge, so that it could be safely removed. The images below show the team involved and an aerial of the removal of the bridge.
Local Authority: Newcastle City Council and Northumberland County Council
Postcode : NE13 6DA
Site status: Complete
Site area: About 244 hectares (ha) or around 603 acres
Worked: 2010 – September 2021
Jobs: Around 40 jobs directly supported
Traffic movements: c85 loaded lorries per working day
Community Engagement: A Brenkley Lane liaison committee was established in 2009.
Brenkley Lane Community Fund: Brenkley Lane has supported many groups surrounding the surface mine. 35 grants totalling over £220,000 have been awarded in the last ten years. Awards were made to community groups and voluntary organisations within the villages of Dinnington, Brunswick, Hazlerigg, and Brenkley, as well as projects in the Stannington, Milkhope, Blagdon and Horton Grange area.
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 view the flipbook below.
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