Mines strike a rich seam

Britain's biggest coal mining company, UK Coal, says its four deep mines have achieved their highest quarterly output of the year, while surface mining has continued to grow.

Monday, 15th October 2007, 9:52 am
Updated Monday, 15th October 2007, 12:04 pm

The Doncaster-based group says its property business, Harworth Estates, is continuing to grow and has gained four planning consents since the middle of the year, including one for development of South Yorkshire’s Advanced Manufacturing Park.

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It has started work on the development of what it calls the Highfield Commercial area at Waverley, near Sheffield, and has completed decommissioning and demolition at the former Rossington Colliery, near Doncaster. It will become the site of a major mixed use development.

UK Coal says it has made progress on a number of joint venture initiatives, achieving planning consent with Strategic Sites Ltd to build up to 100,000 sq ft of commercial buildings at the Advanced Manufacturing Park.

It has launcheda further join venture with Strategic Sites for the redevelopment of the former Houghton Main colliery site, near Barnsley.