After Sutton, Teversal and Silverhill Collieries closed in the 1980s, the railways became trails and the pit heaps became forest parks. During the process of creating the Neighbourhood Plan, these amenities were some of the most appreciated features in the Plan area
However, the local geology opens the possibility of further mining or drilling, and the purpose of this Working Group is to monitor this carefully to ensure that our health, amenities and the environment are safeguarded.
We have already provided a response to the Notts County Council Local Minerals Plan in which we highlighted:
Shale Gas extraction - image courtesy of BBC News