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Who are North Selby Mine Action Group? ( NSMAG )

We are a group of local residents working on behalf of the community to fight UK Coal’s proposals for North Selby Mine.We believe that the existing proposals for the site would be inappropriate for the following reasons:

  • North Selby lies within the Green Belt and as such the site should be protected
  • This scheme will allow UK Coal/Peel to develop more of the site in the future e.g. to apply for planning to process hazardous waste
  • The impact on the environment in terms of HGV’s and vehicle movements together with the odours that will be created, are unacceptable.

It is our view the current “agricultural centric scheme” could use a significantly smaller AD plant (around 1MW) and all of the feedstock for the AD plant could be grown within the boundaries of the site, eliminating the daily requirement for 70+ HGV and 50-100 car movements to/from the site.

We believe that City of York Council should commence enforcement proceedings against UK Coal and that the site should be returned to agriculture.

If you think it’s wrong that UK Coal can just ignore its obligations and aviod the original planning conditions –

We are:

  • Tim Williams, Chris Brack: Deighton
  • Colin Davies, Laurie Pentith: Escrick
  • Vikki Jhakra: Escrick
  • Mark Oldridge, Dave Astley: Wheldrake
  • Paul and Deborah Bedford: Wheldrake