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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.

The restoration of the site was completed in 2022. As part of the restoration plan, Northumberlandia was created. In addition to Northumberlandia, we created new permissive public access and improved wildlife corridors, new planting and improved agricultural land, as shown below.

Shotton restoration plan

Project benefits

£ 1 1 M

Grants awarded to over 160 community groups

£ 2999998 2,999,998

Wages paid to employees based in the North East each year during operation

£ 500 500 K

Business rates paid each year to Northumberland County Council

100000 100,000

Tourists visiting Northumberlandia each year

7000000 7,000,000

Tonnes of high quality Northumberland coal sold

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
  • Bats

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