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Green Belt site dropped from Staffordshire minerals plan
18 Jun 2015
A 200-acre area of open countryside at Bignall End has been dropped from Staffordshire’s minerals plan – to the joy of villagers and Newcastle’s MP Paul Farrelly who fought a concerted campaign to safeguard it from coal mining.
MP hails ‘people power’ after coal mining firm plans are withdrawn
06 Feb 2015
CONTROVERSIAL plans for an opencast coal mine on 200 acres of farmland at Bignall End have been dropped following a two-year campaign of opposition by villagers supported by Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly.
MP presses Government and UK Coal to shelve open cast coal plans for Bignall End
11 Apr 2014
Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly has called on Energy Minister Michael Fallon and the Chief Executive of cash-strapped UK Coal to scrap plans for a controversial opencast coal mine at Great Oak in the village of Bignall End in his constituency.
‘No mining plans for North Staffs’, royal Duchy assures MP over ancient mineral rights
01 Oct 2013
The Duchy of Lancaster has told Newcastle’s MP Paul Farrelly that it has no plans to exercise its centuries-old rights to excavate minerals beneath thousands of North Staffordshire homes.
Government planning changes risk blighting town centres, warns Newcastle MP Paul Farrelly.
22 Jul 2013
Town centres, including Newcastle’s, could be powerless to stop unpopular shops from opening because of controversial new planning reforms introduced by the coalition Government, the town’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly has warned.
MP joins protesters fighting opencast coal mining plans
18 Mar 2013
Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly joined dozens of campaigners who staged a demonstration march against proposals to develop an open cast coal mine on farm land at Great Oak, Bignall End.
MP welcomes company pledge to tackle waste site emissions
12 Feb 2013
Company chiefs have invested a further £500,000 in an attempt to reduce unpleasant gases escaping from a waste site at Newcastle which have caused widespread public protests.
MP warns over open cast mining comeback
15 Jan 2013
Villagers are facing the risk of a renewed environmental blight from plans to revive open cast coal mining in a rural area of North Staffordshire, MP Paul Farrelly has warned.
MP seeks safety assurance over fumes from quarry
28 Sep 2012
RESIDENTS campaigning against noxious fumes coming from a North Staffordshire quarry have won the backing of Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly.
Green spaces reprieve is a victory for people power, says Newcastle MP
19 Jul 2012
Community campaigners are celebrating victory after Newcastle Council’s Labour Cabinet announced that it is withdrawing seven green-field spaces from a list of sites for possible future housing development.
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