Cave Lane operational site boundary (red line)

Local authority: Leeds City Council

Postcode of nearby property: WF3 2BB

Site area: 23.2 hectares

Tonnage: 253,000 tonnes of coal

Duration: April 2004-June 2005

Site Status: Restored. Agricultural land and country park restored and aftercare completed.

Cave Lane surface coal mine was restored in June 2005. During the lifetime of the mine, over two hundred and fifty thousand tonnes of coal was excavated, which was transported to Hunslet Rail sidings near Leeds and from there where it was loaded onto rail to our customers.

Community Woodland with bridleway

Community Woodland
The site has since been restored to provide a popular community woodland with bridleways that local people continue to enjoy.

 

Wetlands

Restoration
Banks Mining also created a series of wetlands and wildlife habitats. Agricultural areas have also had extensive under drainage installed, which have been restored to both permanent pasture and arable rapeseed, wheat and barley.

Get in touch

We welcome your feedback

Whether you wish to tell us that we have done something really well or that we could have done something better we value your feedback.

It helps us to shape the way we operate and to continually improve our performance. It is very much part of our development with care approach.

Back to Project

Support this Project

The information in this form will be emailed to the Banks Group and may be passed on to the relevant planning officer.

Registered office: Inkerman House, St John's Road, Meadowfield, Durham, DH7 8XL

Registered in England number 2267400. VAT registration number 569 3236 14

© 2020 Banks Group. All rights reserved.