Welcome to defendhuntingtonlane.wordpress.com. We’ve set up this blog in order to keep you informed of the current situation at UK Coals Huntington Lane SMS (Surface Mine Site) in Telford and to appeal for support. Thanks for taking the time to visit, we hope you’ll be inspired to join us.
The 230 acre site near the foot of The Wrekin encompasses both open ground and woodland, eats into the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is also home to the protected scheduled New Works Ancient Monument.
At least one County Wildlife Site at Limekiln Wood and the flora and fauna of the Borough’s largest and most valuable areas of ancient woodland are threatened by the surface mine. The development also involves the disturbance of four badger setts and the foraging territories of a further two badger clans.
Not only does the proposed mine represent a major blot on the beautiful rural landscape, being clearly visible from the Wrekin and many other local areas, and also create three years of noise and dust for local residents – it will also be responsible for a minimum of 2,430,000 tonnes of climate changing CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.
If you’d like to help in any way please check out some of our other pages and contact us at defendhuntingtonlane(at)hushmail.com for more information or call the site phone on 07989 243057
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