Local authority: Newcastle City Council
Postcode of nearby property: NE15 9RD
Site status: Pre-planning. We have an opportunity to bring forward a sensitively designed surface coal mine, which could bring a host of benefits and investment to your community. We believe Dewley Hill provides an opportunity to mine a nationally significant amount of high quality coal for use in heating homes, powering industry (ie manufacturing iron, steel and cement amongst other things) and electricity generation. Dewley Hill could create something special for your area. We look forward to gaining your views and agreeing benefits it could bring to the local area. Please see our Contact Us page for the various ways you can get in touch with us.
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 or so around 9 million tonnes per annum of coal has been needed in the UK for non-electricity generation purposes; demand for coal for electricity generation was 14.5million 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.