Key Project Facts:
- Boundary area: 112ha (277acres)
- Operational (working) area: 50.7ha (125acres)
- Minerals: 400,000 tonnes of fire clay and 800,000 tonnes of coal
- Duration: 3.5 years “green to green”
- Working hours: please see the graphic below
- Restoration: Species rich pastures, wildlife islands, Carr woodland, reinstatement of historic waggon ways with interpretative boards, additional permissive footpath and bridleways
- Jobs: 50 jobs directly and many more through supply chain and brickworks
- Vehicle access to site: Ponteland Road
- HGV movements: Up to 73 loaded HGVs will leave the site per day
- HGV route for coal: South on Ponteland Road – Eastbound on the A69 – North on A1
- HGV route for fire clay: Either to Ibstock’s Throckley Brick Works or Red Barns’ Quarry, South Tyneside
Click on this link to view the full planning application.
If you wish to view the non-technical summary, you can find it here.
Dewley Hill Operating Hours
How will the site be worked?
The phasing plans below show you how the site will progress over the three and a half year duration.
Dewley Hill Restoration Strategy
Banks Mining has considerable experience restoring sites to create features which have lasting benefits for those who live nearby, as well as wider biodiversity and nature conservation benefits.
Some of the key highlights from the restoration plan (shown below) include:
- 18ha Carr woodland, which is approximately 26,000 trees and shrubs
- 17.3ha of species rich grassland
- 4.1km of additional footpaths and bridleways
- 2.2km reinstatement of historic waggon ways