Location: Near Breich in West Lothian, Scotland
Local authority: West Lothian Council
Postcode of nearby property: EH55 8NS
Site status: Restoration has commenced
Site area: 154 hectares (380 acres)
Amount of coal permitted to be recovered: 1.5 million tonnes
Other minerals permitted to be recovered: 100,000 tonnes of fireclay
Site duration: 7 years
Jobs: Up to 50 jobs
Traffic movements: Up to 63 loaded coal wagons a day
Restoration: Mixed woodland, ponds and farm land – underway
Community engagement: A community liaison committee meets regularly
History: Banks Mining started extracting coal from this site in 2012
Community Benefits Fund
The Rusha site has a dedicated community benefits fund specifically targeted at areas surrounding the site. The Rusha community fund is now available for applications. Please click on the following link for more information about the Rusha Community Fund.
All the Banks Community Funds around the UK, including Rusha’s, are administered by the County Durham Community Foundation (CDCF). Please click on the following link for more information on the CDCF website, including deadlines, guidelines and application forms.
Before applying for a grant
Applicants MUST contact James Eaglesham, Fund Manager at the CDCF, before applying for a grant. Tel 0191 378 6342 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
APPLY HERE: Grant applications have to be made on line via the County Durham Community Foundation (CDCF) website.