Highthorn Surface Mine is a unique opportunity that would bring substantial investment to the Druridge Bay area and improve the lives of its people and wildlife for many years to come.

Highthorn Surface Mine will:

  • Sustain the jobs of at least 50 people from our current Shotton and Brenkley Lane operational sites
  • Create 50 new jobs
  • Bring significant investment into the local and regional economy
  • Fund new and improved community facilities
  • Support local people with training, skills and apprenticeships through a dedicated Skills Fund
  • Provide new wildlife habitats and public open spaces
  • Work with partners to provide a lasting, positive tourism and nature legacy in the area

You can find out more about the benefits that Highthorn will bring by visiting the links below:

Your Community

Jobs, Tourism and the Economy

Wildlife and Open Spaces

Discover Duridge

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Thank you for supporting our Benefits proposal. Please enter your details in the form below and let us know your reasons for supporting Benefits in the free text box below. Some examples are:

  • New much needed family homes for local people
  • Community improvements
  • New play areas
  • New footpaths and cycle-ways
  • Contribution to local education provision
  • Highways improvements to the local area
  • Improved drainage facilities

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