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Friday, 19 September 2014

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Opencast fears for village school.

GOVERNORS of a school threatened to be overshadowed by a opencast coal site have expressed their concerns to Northumberland County Council.

Whittonstall

Whittonstall First School lies within 200 yards from the boundary of the proposed Hoodclose Site.
The plans, submitted by UK Coal, would see two million tonnes of coal extracted over a seven year period.
An £850,000 sweetener has been offered to the first school by the company, but governors have yet to approve or object to the plans.

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