11 January 2010
Planning permission has been granted to start regenerating the former Langton Colliery site in Nottinghamshire, and further minerals processing in Derbyshire, thanks to expert consultants from WYG.
The site includes a former colliery spoil heap in Nottinghamshire, which has associated environmental problems including ocherous discharge, areas of bare spoil areas and a history of spontaneous combustion.
The regeneration provides for the sustainable recovery of some 445,000 tonnes of indigenous coal for the power generation market and the reclamation of former colliery spoil heap to include woodland, scrub, grassland and wetland along with an enhanced rights of way network.
Specialist consultants from WYG provided a comprehensive range services to ATH Regeneration Ltd in order to obtain planning permission for the scheme. The services included planning expertise in relation to the submission and management of the planning applications, including the preparation of an environmental statement with expert engineering, environment and transport consultant assessments, along with planning, transport, noise and vibration witness evidence for the planning appeal.
John Dickinson, Regional Director, WYG Planning & Design said: “We are delighted to have provided a wide range of creative planning, environment and transport consultancy services in order to enable our valued client, ATH Regeneration Ltd, to secure planning permission for this scheme.”
Permission was granted for part of the scheme in Derbyshire in November 2009, following a successful public inquiry, and Nottinghamshire County Council has now granted permission for the remainder of the Scheme.