High quality landscaping

Banks Mining has been working Shotton, near Cramlington, since 2008. The site, which is over 400 hectares, is now in the restoration and landscaping phase, where overburden material and soils are being restored to create an improved landscape. If you want to view our exciting detailed plans for landscaping at Shotton please click here.

The Shotton liaison committee, made up of local residents, councillors and Northumberland County Council officers met for the final time in September at Northumberlandia to see the progress of the landscaping work.

Shotton liaison committee members viewing the site from the head of Northumberlandia

The vast majority of the site will be restored by late Autumn 2021; however, some soils will need to be restored in Spring 2022. As part of the restoration plan, Northumberlandia was created. In addition to Northumberlandia, once the site is fully restored there will be new permissive public access and improved wildlife corridors, new planting and improved agricultural land, as shown below.

Simplified restoration plan

Delivering benefits to Northumberland

Shotton has brought significant investment and prosperity to Northumberland, including:

  • employing over 150 people with wages of over £3m every year
  • increased tourism from Northumberlandia
  • more money spent on supply chain businesses in the area
  • over £1m awarded to community groups in the county

Economic benefits

Ecological benefits

Through careful management, the site team at Shotton have been able to increase the population of key species during the operation of the site, including:

  • Skylark
  • Lapwings
  • Brown Hare
  • and, Bats

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