RecyCoal will clean up over 13 million tonnes of colliery spoil, create 70 jobs and recover 950,000 tonnes of coal over 4 years for electricity generation. RecyCoal will also use the site to train new employees for its growing business in the UK, the USA, Australia, Poland, South Africa and Indonesia.
Restoration of the site will form a valuable part of local public open space providing opportunities for nature conservation and public recreation. A variety of natural habitats will be created. Woodland areas will cover approximately 29 ha with the planting of over 70,000 trees. Grasslands will cover 49.5 ha and wetlands will occupy around 9 ha.
Other benefits of the scheme include a memorial garden, an area for allotments for local people and land that will revert to agricultural use. In order to allow access for public recreation 7 km of footpaths and bridleways will be created across the site.
Tom Allchurch, RecyCoal’s CEO, commented: “I am delighted that our plan for Rossington has gained planning approval and we look forward to delivering this important scheme which will significantly enhance the local environment. The use of Rossington as a base for training new employees will bring further opportunities to the local economy, in addition to the 70 jobs created by the restoration project.”
Note to editors: RecyCoal is the UK’s leading coal tip restoration and waste coal recovery business. The business has extensive experience of returning former colliery spoil heaps to beneficial amenity and employment uses including the former colliery sites at Barnburgh, Silverwood, and Grimethorpe in South Yorkshire.
Media Contact: David Stafford, Sales and Marketing Manager, RecyCoal Ltd, Spinner Point, Lakeside Boulevard, Doncaster, DN4 5PL, United Kingdom.
Tel: +44 (0)1302 379227. E: davidstafford@