Druridge Bay area is about to be destroyed by the largest opencast
Between 2016 and 2027, Banks Mining
plans to extract 7 million tonnes of coal from a new opencast mine,
called Highthorn, between Widdrington Village and Druridge Bay.
Site restoration will not be completed until 2032.
The mine will cause massive
environmental destruction right next to one of Northumberland's
most beautiful and loved beaches.
Banks Mining says it's good news for
local people, and the environment. We say it's all about money for
Banks, and that local people, and our environment, will pay the
That's why we're asking you
to SIGN THE PETITION
TODAY to Save Druridge Bay from the destruction
of opencast mining.