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									Committee                 PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT

Date of Meeting           3 November 2009

Type of Application       COUNTY MATTER

Application No.           09/00119/CCM

Proposal                  Variation to planning permission 05/00170/CCMEIA
                          in respect of: condition 4 extension of time for the
                          restoration of the Stobswood and North Stobswood
                          site, condition 71 extension of time for the
                          submission of details of the coal haul road and
                          Butterwell DP to February 2010, and extension of
                          time to the restoration of the „cockles‟ section of the
                          haul road to 2015 at the Stobswood OCCs,
                          Stobswood, Northumberland

Applicant/Agent           UK Coal Mining Ltd,
                          Harworth Park
                          Blyth Road
                          Doncaster
                          South Yorkshire
                          DH11 8DB

Date of Receipt           20 July 2009



1.    Introduction

1.1   Coaling operations at the main Stobswood Opencast Coal site
      commenced in 1990. A further planning permission was granted for an
      extension at North Stobswood for the extraction of coal and fireclay in
      June 2006. The planning permission boundary for the North Stobswood
      site includes the whole of the operational area of the main Stobswood
      site to the south and west. The Stobswood sites are linked to the
      Butterwell Disposal Point by a coal haul road, which was used to
      transport the coal from the main site to the disposal point for
      transportation by rail and road. Coal extraction in the north Stobswood
      void was completed in December 2008. The current planning
      permission includes a full and detailed restoration scheme for the
      Stobswood main site and North Stobswood. This was approved by the
      Planning and Environment Committee in July 2009. The 2005 planning
      permission also required the restoration of the Butterwell Disposal
      Point (DP) and the coal haul road connecting the Stobswood site with
      the DP. It is this element of the restoration scheme that is outstanding
      in terms of the detailed restoration.

1.2   This planning application comprises three elements:


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         A proposed extension of the timescales for the completion of the
          restoration of the Stobswood and North Stobswood site to September
          2010 (condition 4);
         A proposed delay in the submission of the detailed restoration scheme
          for the coal haul road and the Butterwell DP to February 2010
          (condition 71); and
         A proposed delay in the restoration of the „Cockles‟ section of the coal
          haul road to September 2015.

2.        Consultations

2.1       Widdrington Station and Stobswood Parish Council
          No objections to the proposed development, however is disappointed
          that the restoration date has been put back again. Raises concerns
          regarding the restoration of the coal haul road end date of 2015 and the
          need to provide more certainty to the final use of this strip of land.

          Ulgham Parish Council
          No objections to the application however requested that the haul road
          is removed in it‟s entirety as soon as possible.

          Widdrington Village Parish Council
          No comments received

          Tritlington and West Chevington Parish Council
          No comments received

          County Highways
          No objection

          County Ecologist
          No comments received

          Environmental Health
          No objections

          Environment Agency
          No objections

          Natural England
          No comments received

3.        Publicity

3.1       The application has been advertised in the press and by site notice. All
          residential properties in Stobswood and west of the east coast main
          line in Widdrington Station together with residential properties
          surrounding the site have been notified directly by letter. Eight letters
          of representation has been received to date. One letter of


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      representation has been received from ROOM. All of the letters object
      to the delay in the restoration of the site and the need for the extension
      of time for the restoration of the haul road to accommodate the Blue
      Sky Forest regeneration scheme.

4.    Description of the Proposal

4.1   This application is to vary three elements of the planning permission
      05/00170/CCMEIA. The planning permission covers both the original
      Stobswood site and the recent extension at North Stobswood. The site
      is located to the north of Ulgham village and west of Widdrington
      Station and Stobswood. The east coast main line is located to the east
      of the site. Restoration is currently taking place on the main Stobswood
      site, with the majority of the void area at overburden level. A significant
      portion of the main site has been restored to subsoil level. Coaling
      operations at the North Stobswood extension were completed in
      December 2008, and overburden operations are continuing in the North
      Stobswood void area.

      Extension of time for completion of restoration at Stobswood and North
      Stobswood

4.2   It is proposed to vary planning condition 4 in respect of the restoration
      timescale for Stobswood and North Stobswood site. The current
      planning permission requires restoration of the whole of the Stobswood
      Opencast Coal site (OCCS) by 30 November 2009. The applicant has
      requested an extension of time to September 2010 to complete
      restoration operations. The applicant has advised that due to a delay in
      the creation of the underpass between the Stobswood main site and
      North Stobswood the removal of overburden from the North Stobswood
      box cut could not commence on time. As a result of this, sub-soils and
      top-soils on the North Stobswood site had to be temporarily stored and
      then double handled resulting in further delays to the work progress. In
      addition, adverse weather conditions in 2007 and 2008 caused delays
      in soils replacement on the main Stobswood site. Additional time is
      therefore required to complete final restoration and soils replacement.

      Extension of time for the submission of the detailed restoration scheme
      for the coal haul road and Butterwell Disposal Point

4.3   The applicant is also proposing to vary condition 71 of the planning
      permission 05/00170/CCMEIA. This condition requires the submission
      of a detailed restoration scheme for the haul road and the Butterwell
      Disposal Point (DP) by November 2007. A detailed scheme was
      submitted in 2007 for the restoration of the Stobswood OCCS together
      with the haul road and DP. However complications involving the bridge
      over the River Lyne and the bridge over the east coast main line
      subsequently came to light. It was therefore agreed at that time that the
      restoration scheme for the main Stobswood and North Stobswood site
      should progress independently and the details of the Butterwell DP and


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      the haul road were subsequently withdrawn. The applicant has
      requested that the submission of detail of the restoration of the haul
      road and the DP be delayed until February 2010.

      Extension of time for the restoration of the „Cockles‟ section of the haul
      road

4.4   The applicant has also requested a delay in the restoration of a section
      of the haul road known as the „Cockles‟ section. This section is located
      directly to the south of the main Stobswood site. The applicant is
      seeking to delay the restoration of this area until September 2015. The
      applicant has advised that the proposed delay in the restoration would
      allow time for the Widdrington Regeneration Partnership to progress a
      locally led regeneration scheme in the area known as the Blue Sky
      Forest Project.

4.5   Representatives from local Parishes in the area have formed a group
      known as the Widdrington Regeneration Partnership (WRP). This
      partnership, with cooperation from UK Coal, has commissioned a
      master plan for the area around Stobswood, Widdrington Station,
      Widdrington Village and Red Row to assist in the regeneration of the
      area post opencasting. The partnership is currently consulting the local
      area on the master plan known as the „Blue Sky Forest‟ project. At the
      September meeting of the committee, Members approved an
      amendment to the restoration scheme on the nearby
      Steadsburn/Maidens Hall site to accommodate the Blue Sky Forest
      proposals. Part of the project includes a championship golf course over
      a large portion of the Stobswood site. There are aspirations by the
      WRP for access into this area via the current haul road located to the
      south of the main Stobswood site.

5.    Policy Considerations

5.1   Planning Policy Statement 7: Sustainable development in Rural Areas
      (PPS7) sets out the Government‟s policies on development in the
      countryside. The policy recognises the importance of the countryside
      around urban areas to those who live or work there and also in
      providing accessible countryside to urban residents.

5.2   Relevant development plans relating to this development include the
      Regional Spatial Strategy (RSS), saved policies in the Minerals Local
      Plan, and saved policies from the Castle Morpeth District Local Plan.
      The North East of England Plan Regional Spatial Strategy to 2021
      (RSS) issued in July 2008 sets out a long term strategy for the spatial
      development of the North East. RSS policies relevant to the
      determination of the application are Policy 2 (Sustainable
      Development), Policy 11 (Rural Areas) and Policy 31 (Landscape
      Character).




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5.3   The Northumberland Minerals Local Plan contains a number of relevant
      saved policies. Saved Policy EP3 highlights the importance of
      landscape. It requires proposals to take account of impacts of
      development on the landscape including existing quality and character.
      The impact on the landscape from workings during and after extraction
      and the loss or gain of landscape features should also be assessed.
      Policy EP22 requires developers to submit acceptable restoration and
      aftercare plans and strategy. Other relevant policies include EP14
      (economy), EP18 (transport), EP19 (communities) and EP21 (Ground
      water)

6.    Appraisal

6.1   The main issues to be considered in relation to this application are the
      need for the proposed extension of time for the restoration of the
      Stobswood and North Stobswood site, the need to extend the
      timescales for the restoration of the coal haul road and Butterwell DP
      and the potential impact of these proposals on the landscape and
      visual impact and on local communities.

      Extension of time for the restoration of the Stobswood site

6.2   As set out above the applicant has advised that unavoidable delays
      arose on the progression of site works on the North Stobswood site due
      to an initial delay in the creation of the underpass between the
      Stobswood main site and North Stobswood. The works required for the
      underpass were the subject of a Traffic Regulation Order that required
      publicising and a legal agreement that took longer than originally
      anticipated to agree with the County Council. Despite these delays,
      coaling at the North Stobswood site was completed by December 2008.
      However, in addition adverse weather conditions in 2007 and 2008
      further delayed soils replacement on the main Stobswood site. Soils
      restoration can only take place during specific seasons (April-October)
      and therefore final restoration in terms of the soils must now take place
      in 2010.

6.3   Subsoil operations have progressed well at the site this year.
      Approximately half the main Stobswood site has been restored to
      subsoil level and approximately a quarter of the site has been restored
      to topsoil levels. The topsoil areas will be seeded this season. The
      applicant has advised that overburden operations have slowed down to
      maintain a workforce and continuity of employment at the site over the
      winter months. Overburden operations at the site should be completed
      at the North Stobswood site by April 2010. It is anticipated that subsoil
      operations will recommence in April/May 2010. There is approximately
      10 weeks of subsoil activities remaining at the site. Topsoil operations
      will also commence in early May, weather permitting. The applicant has
      advised that there is approximately 18 weeks of topsoil works required
      to bring the site to restoration level.



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6.4   Concerns have been raised by local residents in terms of the continued
      extensions to operations at the Stobswood site. It is acknowledged that
      the working and restoration of the Stobswood sites has had an impact
      on the landscape and the local communities for a significant period of
      time and it is disappointing that the site has not been restored to topsoil
      level within the prescribed timescales. The applicant has advised that
      overburden would be replaced by April 2010 and that soil replacement
      would take place from April onwards. On completion of the overburden
      replacement, the landscape and visual impact of the site would be
      substantially reduced. The replacement of soils within the Stobswood
      site would continue to have an impact on the local area, however these
      activities are more agricultural in nature and the visual impact of the
      operations would be further reduced at that time. On balance it is not
      considered that the proposed 10 month extension in time for the
      completion of restoration operations would result in a significant
      additional adverse landscape or visual impacts. The approved detailed
      restoration scheme is considered to be a good restoration scheme
      which will bring about a number of benefits in terms of landscape,
      ecology and public access. It is therefore considered that proposed
      extension in time to September 2010 would result in the scheme being
      achieved without significant additional harm to the landscape, the local
      environment or nearby land users. It is therefore considered reasonable
      to agree to the proposed extension of timescale for the completion of
      this area.

      Proposed extension of time for the submission of the detailed
      restoration scheme for the coal haul road and the Butterwell DP

6.5   Discussions with the applicant have been going on for some time in
      terms of the restoration of the coal haul road which links the Stobswood
      site to the Butterwell DP. Complications have arisen regarding the
      bridges on the coal haul road. One bridge crosses the River Lyne.
      Discussions have taken place with the Environment Agency and the
      applicant on how to retain access over the river. Agreement on how to
      achieve this has yet to be reached. In addition to this, further
      complications have arisen regarding the bridge over the east coast
      main line. This bridge belongs to Network Rail. UK Coal is currently
      taking legal advice on how to progress the restoration of this area in
      terms of dealing with the bridge. An extension of time for the
      submission of the detailed restoration scheme would allow UK Coal to
      assess all possible options in terms of the bridge area before
      submitting the restoration detail. It is considered that the delay in this
      submission would not have a significant additional adverse impact on
      the landscape or impact on local amenity. It is unfortunate that
      agreement has yet to be reached in terms of Network Rail, however it is
      considered reasonable to extend the period for the submission of the
      scheme to February 2010 to allow the applicant to work up a detailed
      scheme based on discussions with Network Rail and the Environment
      Agency.



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6.6   A planning application is currently under consideration by the County
      Council regarding extraction of coal by opencast methods at the
      Butterwell DP site. This application was submitted in April 2009. It is
      anticipated that this application will be determined in early 2010. Should
      consent be granted for the Butterwell DP OCCS, a restoration scheme
      for the site would be approved under that planning permission and that
      would supersede the current requirement to submit detailed restoration
      proposals. Should consent be refused, the site could still be restored
      within the proposed September 2010 timescales. It is therefore
      considered reasonable to allow an extension of time for the submission
      of the restoration detail for the Butterwell DP to February 2010.

      Proposed extension of the timescale for the restoration of the „Cockles‟
      section of the coal haul road to 2015

6.7   The current planning permission requires the coal haul road to be
      restored together with the main site by November 2009. The applicant
      has requested an extension of time for the restoration of the „Cockles‟
      section of the haul road to September 2015. This element of the haul
      road is located directly to the south of the main Stobswood site and
      runs approximately 1.1km south to the Cockles Farm. It is proposed
      that the remaining elements of the haul road would be restored in
      accordance with the detailed restoration scheme by September 2010
      as proposed above.

6.8   The applicant has requested the extension in time to 2015 for this
      section of the road to allow time for the Blue Sky Forest Project to
      progress to development. This section of haul road is in good condition
      and could potentially lend itself to adoption as a road connecting the
      southern extent of the Stobswood site area to the C129 road. The
      Widdrington Regeneration Partnership is working towards promoting
      the Blue Sky Forest project through the County Council‟s Local
      Development Framework with the aspiration for the project to be
      identified as a strategic development in the Core Strategy. Under the
      revised Local Development Scheme, the core strategy is scheduled for
      adoption in December 2011. On this basis it is therefore considered
      unnecessary to allow an extension of time to 2015 for the restoration of
      this section of the haul road as proposed by the applicant. A more
      limited extension of time to September 2012 would allow for
      confirmation of the success of the Blue Sky Forest project in the Core
      Strategy and if the project is not successful, time for the haul road to be
      restored at the appropriate season.

6.9   It is acknowledged that the proposed delay in the restoration of the
      „Cockles‟ section of the haul road would continue to have an urbanising
      effect on the character of the landscape in this local area. However it is
      considered reasonable to allow a limited extension in time to 2012 for
      the applicant and WRP to explore the potential of using this road as an
      access to the southern extreme of the site.



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7.    Conclusion

7.1   This application is for an extension to the timescale for the completion
      of the restoration of the whole of the Stobswood OCCs to September
      2010, the delay of the submission of restoration detail for the haul road
      and DP to February 2010 and the delay in the restoration of the
      „Cockles‟ section of the haul road to 2015. It is considered that the
      applicant has demonstrated a need for the extension of time for the
      opencast site restoration and that this would result in good quality
      restoration in that area. It is also considered that the applicant has
      demonstrated the need to extend the time limit for the submission of
      the detailed restoration scheme for the haul road and Butterwell DP. It
      is considered that the applicant has also demonstrated the need for an
      extension of time for the restoration of the „Cockles‟ section of the haul
      road, however Officers consider that the proposed extension of time to
      2015 is not necessary. An extension of time to 2012 is considered more
      appropriate in term of progression of the core strategy and allowing
      time for restoration.

7.2   It is considered that the extensions to the timescales as set out above
      would not result in additional significant adverse impacts in terms of
      landscape or visual amenity or impacts on nearby land users. It is
      therefore considered that the three proposed variations, subject to the
      amendments proposed above in respect of the „Cockles‟ section of the
      haul road, accord with saved Policies EP3, EP19, EP21 and EP22 of
      the Minerals Local Plan. It is therefore recommended that planning
      permission be granted as set out below.

8.    Recommendation

8.1   GRANT PERMISSION for the following reason

      Reason:

      1.     In the opinion of the Mineral Planning Authority the proposed
             extension to the time limits for the restoration of the whole of the
             Stobswood site to 2010, the submission of detailed restoration
             scheme for the haul road and Butterwell DP to February 2010
             and the extension in time for the restoration of the „Cockles‟
             section of the haul road to 2012 would not have an additional
             significant impact on the landscape or impact on visual or
             residential amenity. The proposed development as amended
             above therefore considered to accord with saved Policies EP3,
             EP19, EP21 and EP22 of the Minerals Local Plan.

             and subject to:




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            i)            the satisfactory variation of the planning obligation under
                          Section 106 of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990 in
                          respect of the following matters:

                               the provision of a restoration guarantee for the site;
                               a commitment not to pursue further applications for
                               opencast coal extraction in the vicinity of the
                               Steadsburn site; and
                              the securement of a long-term management
                               agreement incorporating a 15 year aftercare period
                               and subsequent appropriate management
                               arrangements for the proposed nature reserve.

            ii)           the conditions appended to the report

      9.         Conditions

TIME LIMITS

1.    The development hereby permitted shall be carried out strictly in
      accordance with the conditions hereby imposed and the details set out
      in the submitted application form and Environmental Statement
      supplemented by the letters, plans and specifications listed in condition
      no 2 below, unless otherwise agreed in writing with the Mineral
      Planning Authority.

2.    The letters, plans and relevant statements and specifications referred
      to in condition 3 above comprise the following:

      (a)        Planning application reference 09/00119/CCM received on 20
                 July 2009.

      (b)        North Stobswood Revised planning application ref no:
                 05/000170/CCMEIA and Environmental Statement received on
                 12 August 2005, as amended by the following plans and
                 documents:

                 (i)       North Stobswood Revised Geotechnical Assessment
                           Report
                 (ii)      Letter and enclosures from RPS dated 23 December
                           2005
                 (iii)     North Stobswood Revised Bat Report – Summer 2005 –
                           and Method Statement.
                 (iv)      Letter from Applied Ecological Services dated 21
                           December 2005
                 (v)       Bird Survey Summary
                 (vi)      Phasing Plan Ref: 169/D37/1a
                 (vii)     Phasing Plan Ref: 169/D37/2a
                 (viii)    Letter and enclosures from RPS dated 20 January 2006



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             (ix)    Plan of Schematic Sections of Restoration Habitats Ref:
                     173/D33
             (x)     Letter from Scott Doherty dated 14 January 2006
             (xi)    Outline Breeding Bird Mitigation Scheme
             (xii) Preliminary Report into the Modification of Mobile Plant
             (xiii) Letter from RPS dated 24 January 2006
             (xiv) Letter from A E Charles dated 23 January 2006
             (xv) Plan of Proposed Improvements to Restoration Scheme
                     Ref: 173/D31
             (xvi) Letter and enclosure from UK Coal Mining Ltd dated 24
                     January 2006
             (xvii) Detailed restoration plan ref:173/D03H July 2009
             (xviii) Letter from RPS dated 25 January 2006
             (xix) Dust Action Plan dated 16 November 2005, as amended
             (xx) Noise Action Plan dated 16 November 2005, as amended

      (c)    Planning application ref: 04/00220/CCM

      (d)    Planning application Ref: 03/00210/CCM including the following
             plans and documents:

             (i)      Site Plan – Plan 169/DO2b
             (ii)     Letter dated 11 September 2003 Ref: 169/2D/JMD
             (iii)    Letter dated 29 October 2003 Ref: 169/2D/JMD

      (e)    Planning application 02/00023/CCM dated 25 January 2002 with
             accompanying supporting statement, environmental statement
             and the following plans (including subsequent amendments):

             (i)      Existing Situation: Plan 169/DO1
             (ii)     Site Plan: Plan 169/D02a
             (iii)    Boundaries and Land Ownership: Plan 169/D05
             (iv)     Cross Sections Through Proposed Excavation
                      Plan D169/D25
             (v)      Screening Proposals : Plan D169/D23
             (vi)     Noise Prediction Cross Sections (Karva) :
                      Plan D169/D24/2
             (vii)    Noise Prediction Cross Sections (Stobswood House)
                      Plan D169/D24/1
             (viii)   Letter dated 10 June 2002 ref. NS/169/2B and attached
                      details relating to mine gas and hydrology
             (ix)     Letter dated 14 June 2002 ref. JMD/169/2B and
                      attached details re. Meteorology
             (xii)    Letter dated 19 June 2002 ref. NS/169/2B and attached
                      report (Bat Survey at east Stobswood House and
                      Associated Buildings, 10 June 2002)
             (xiii)   Letter dated 27 June 2002 ref. JMD/169/2B and
                      attached report (Addendum - Assessment of
                      Environmental Noise from Future Operations at



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                     Stobswood Surface Mine, Morpeth Northumberland by
                     Vibrock ref. AR02. 2401/3/AF 24, June 2002) and plan
             (xiv) Letter dated 19 July 2002 ref. JMD/169/2B and
                    attachments
             (xv) Letter dated 1 August 2002 ref. 169/2B/JMD
             (xvi) Letter dated 26 July 2002 ref. P/020972/3
             (xvii) Letter dated 9 October 2002 ref. 169/2B/JMD

      (f)    Planning application 97/CC/92 dated 26 November 1997 with
             accompanying statement.

      (g)    Planning application 01/00191/CCM as set out in letter dated 6
             August 2001.

3.    The whole of the Stobswood site including North Stobswood revised
      extension area, the haul road (excluding the „Cockles‟ section which
      shall be restored on or before 30 September 2012) and the Butterwell
      Disposal Point as defined on the North Stobswood revised boundary
      plan (received by Northumberland County Council on 17 July 2009)
      shall be restored to Agriculture with associated tree planting, ecological
      areas and amenity uses in accordance with the plans and
      specifications set out in condition 2 above (or as may be amended) not
      later than 30 September 2010 unless agreed in writing by the MPA.

WORKING PROGRAMME

General

4.    The site operator shall maintain a notice board at the entrance to the
      site indicating the name, address and telephone number of:

      (i)    a representative of the operators who would be available to deal
             promptly with any complaints;

      (ii)   the telephone number of the Mineral Planning Authority in
             respect of any queries regarding the working of the site.

      The notice board shall be maintained in a sound and legible condition
      throughout the period of working and restoration.

5.    Until the completion of site restoration a copy of this notice of decision,
      together with copies of the documents referred to in condition no 3
      above, and any subsequent amendments, shall be maintained in the
      site office and made available at all times.

6.    The local Site Liaison Committee, currently in existence, shall continue
      to meet quarterly to discuss all aspects of the site and site working until
      the completion of site restoration.




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7.    Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning
      (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 no fixed plant or
      machinery, buildings, structures and erections shall be erected on the
      site without the prior approval in writing of the Mineral Planning
      Authority.

8.    The existing advance planting implemented pursuant to conditions 38 &
      39 of decision ref.88/D/83 (as amended by planning permission no.
      02/D/112 for proposed Garden Nursery etc. issued by Castle Morpeth
      Borough Council on 23 April 2003) shall be maintained and replaced as
      necessary throughout the period of working, restoration and aftercare
      of the site.

Transport and Access

9.     No coal or fireclay traffic shall leave the site via the C117 road. All coal
      from the site shall be transported from the Butterwell Disposal Point by
      rail.

10.   Not more than 50 lorry loads of fireclay shall leave the Disposal Point,
      during any calendar week.

11.   Before leaving the Disposal Point all lorries shall have their wheels and
      bodies cleaned so that no dirt is deposited on the public highway and
      all such lorries shall be securely sheeted.

12.   A record shall be kept at the Butterwell Disposal Point of the number of
      lorry loads of fireclay leaving the Disposal Point and their destination,
      and such record shall be made available for inspection by the Mineral
      Planning Authority upon request.

13.   All lorries transporting fireclay from the Butterwell Disposal Point shall
      turn left onto the C125 road.

14.   The applicant shall maintain existing signage directing all lorries
      existing from the Butterwell Disposal Point shall turn left onto the C125
      road.

15.   The only means of vehicular access to the site for non-coal /fireclay
      traffic shall be the existing access from the C117 road to the north of
      the site or through the private road linking to the Disposal Point.

East Coast Main Line Railway

16.   The site operators shall ensure the following throughout the period of
      site working and restoration:

             no interference with any drain or watercourse belonging to
              Network Rail arising from site operations;



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              no interference with Network Rail‟s existing drainage rights
               arising from site operations;
              no increase in existing flow rates into any culvert which passes
               below the railway arising from site operations;
               no discharge of storm or surface water onto or towards
               Network Rail property;
              the provision and maintenance of suitable drainage or other
               works to prevent surface flows or run-off affecting the railway.

17.   Any cranes and jibbed machines used in connection with the
      development hereby permitted must be so positioned as to ensure that
      the jib or any suspended load does not swing over railway property, or
      within 3 metres of the nearest rail if the boundary is closer than 3
      metres.

18.   All cranes, machinery and plant used in connection with the
      development hereby permitted shall be positioned and employed in a
      manner to ensure that there is no accidental entry onto railway property
      of such plant, or loads attached thereto, in the event of machine failure.

19.   A suitable fence shall be constructed and maintained adjacent to the
      existing railway boundary for the duration of site operations to the
      satisfaction of the Mineral Planning Authority.

20.   All trees to be planted close to the railway shall be located at a distance
      in excess of their mature height from railway property.

Hours of Operation

21.   Subject to the exceptions noted in condition 22 below, the normal hours
      of full operation of the opencast site and the disposal point including
      haulage of coal and fireclay to the Disposal Point, shall be 0700 to
      1900 Monday-Friday and 0700 to 1200 on Saturdays. In addition,
      operations within 200m of any noise sensitive property as defined in
      condition no. 23 below shall not commence prior to 0800 hours Monday
      – Saturday. No operations except as specified in condition 33 below
      shall take place outside these hours or on Bank or Public Holidays.

22.   In addition to the normal hours of operation identified in condition 21
      above, the following operations shall be permitted.

      a)       Operations required for the purposes of continuous site drainage
               shall take place on a 24 hours per day basis, 7 days per week.

      b)       Operations for the purposes of maintenance of plant and
               vehicles may take place on the site on Saturday afternoons until
               1700 and Sundays between the hours of 0800 and 1700. Any
               maintenance outside these hours shall take place within the
               plant yard buildings. Maintenance shall at all times be subject to
               the noise limitations set out in conditions 34 - 41 below.


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        c)     Operations concerned with loading trains at the Disposal Point
               shall be on a 24 hour basis except that trains shall not be loaded
               between the hours of 1900 to 0700 on Saturday and Sunday
               nights, or at any time on Public Holidays, and no general
               movement of coal stocks by lorry dump truck, shovel or
               bulldozers shall be permitted between 1900 and 0700 on any
               day.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Noise

23.     Noise attributable to site operations at Karva / Northwood Drift
        Cottages shall not exceed the following levels:

        (i)    0700 – 1900 Monday – Friday;0700 – 12 noon Saturday
               Normal Operations              50 dBA

               Exceptional Operations:
               Soil Mound Removal                60 dBA (10 working days per
                                                 annum)
               Soil Restoration                  56 dBA (15 working days per
                                                 annum)
               Overburden mound removal          60 dBA (15 working days per
                                                 annum)

        (ii)   1900 – 0700 Monday – Friday; 12 noon Saturday –0700
               Monday                         42dBA

        (All noise levels are 1 hour Leq. These levels shall be achieved at all
        noise-sensitive premises at Northwood)

24.     Noise attributable to site operations measured at Swallow House /
        Stobswood House / Middle Stobswood Farm, shall not exceed the
        following levels:

        (i)    0700 – 1900 Monday – Friday; 0700 – 12 noon Saturday

               Normal Operations                 50 dBA

               Exceptional Operations:
               Soil Mound Removal                56 dBA (10 working days per
                                                 annum)
               Overburden mound removal          56 dBA (15 working days per
                                                 annum)

        (ii)   1900 – 0700 Monday – Friday; 12 noon Saturday –0700
               Monday                         42dBA



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      (All noise levels are 1 hour Leq)

25.   Noise attributable to site operations measured at Willow Grove
      Cottage, Widdrington Station shall not exceed the following levels:

      (i)    0700 – 1900 Monday – Friday; 0700 - 12 noon Saturday

             Normal Operations               50 dBA

             Exceptional Operations:
             Soil Mound Removal              56 dBA (10 working days per
                                             annum)
             Overburden mound removal        56 dBA (15 working days per
                                             annum)

      (ii)   7 pm – 7 am Monday – Friday; 12 noon Saturday – 7am
             Monday                         42dBA

      (All noise levels are 1 hour Leq)

26.   The relevant periods for exceptional working days referred to in
      conditions 25, 26 and 27 relate to maximum numbers of days per
      calendar year. An indicative schedule of such exceptional operations
      shall be submitted in writing to the Mineral Planning Authority on the
      first day of every month, and the Mineral Planning Authority shall be
      notified at least 24 hours before the commencement of each period of
      such exceptional operations.

27.   Noise attributable to site operations at 48 Grange Court, Widdrington
      Station shall not exceed the following levels:

      (i)    0700 – 1900 Monday – Friday; 0700 – 12 noon Saturday

             All Operations                  50 dBA

      (ii)   1900 – 0700 Monday – Friday; 12 noon Saturday – 0700
             Monday                         42dBA

28.   Noise attributable to site operations measured at Glen Rosa, Ulgham,
      shall not exceed the following levels:

      (i)    0700 – 1900 Monday – Friday; 0700 – 12 noon Saturday

             All Operations                  50 dBA

      (ii)   1900 – 0700 Monday – Friday; 12 noon Saturday – 0700
             Monday                         42dBA

29.   Noise attributable to site operations measured at Ulgham Grange Farm
      shall not exceed the following levels:


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       (i)    0700 – 1900 Monday – Friday; 0700 – 12 noon Saturday

              All Operations                       50 dBA

       (ii)   1900 – 0700 Monday – Friday; 12 noon Saturday – 0700
              Monday                         42dBA

30.    Noise attributable to site operations as measured from a residential
       property in Tritlington, the location of which shall be agreed in writing
       with the Mineral Planning Authority, shall not exceed the following
       levels:

       (i)    0700 – 1900 Monday – Friday; 0700 – 12 noon Saturday

              All Operations       50 dBA

       (ii)   1900 – 0700 Monday – Friday; 12 noon Saturday – 0700
              Monday                         42dBA

31.    The approved Noise Action Plan as subsequently amended , shall be
       implemented in full, to ensure compliance with the noise levels set out
       in conditions 23-30. Noise monitoring, as detailed in the Noise Action
       Plan, will be carried out by a competent person to the satisfaction of the
       Mineral Panning Authority. The Noise Action Plan shall be reviewed at
       six monthly intervals (December and June) unless otherwise agreed in
       writing with the Mineral Planning Authority.

32.    The site operators shall make provision for continuous monitoring of
       noise in accordance with the approved scheme at Stobswood House /
       Swallow House, Middle Stobswood Farm and Karva Woodcraft / North
       Drift Cottages and for additional periodic monitoring, when considered
       appropriate by the Mineral Planning Authority at the locations indicated
       in conditions 23-31 above or other locations which, from time to time
       are considered necessary. The results of such monitoring shall be
       made available to the Mineral Planning authority or the Castle Morpeth
       Borough Council upon request within one working day.

33.    No blasting shall take place at the site.

Dust

34.    The approved Dust Action Plan, as subsequently amended, shall be
       implemented in full, and shall be reviewed at six-monthly intervals
       (December and June unless otherwise agreed in writing with the
       Mineral Planning Authority. The Dust Action Plan shall utilise Real
       Time and Passive Dust Monitoring Information.

35.    The dust control equipment installed within the site shall be used at all
       times to suppress dust arising from all operations, including vehicular


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      movements, excavation operations, mineral, soil and overburden
      stockpiling arrangements and soil spreading operations. At such times,
      when the equipment provided is not sufficient to suppress dust arising
      from the site to the satisfaction of the Mineral Planning authority all
      operations, with the exception of those required for dust suppression
      shall cease in accordance with the provision of the approved Dust
      Action Plan.

36.   Dust suppression measures shall be employed in full accordance with
      the Dust Action Plan and shall include, where necessary:

      a)     the use of chemical dust suppressant materials;
      b)     the use of water bowsers, rain guns or similar apparatus on site
             roads and working faces, with vapour masts at appropriate
             locations;
      c)     the equipment of vehicles used for the movement of soils and
             overburden with exhausts pointing away from the ground;
      d)     the installation of modern efficient dust suppression or collection
             equipment on all drilling rigs within the site;
      e)     the fitting of deflector blades on radiator fans of heavy plant;
      f)     the progressive cessation of operations on site in conformity with
             the procedures set out in the Dust Action Plan;
      g)     the temporary cessation of operations, if necessary, at the
             request of the Mineral Planning Authority or the Castle Morpeth
             Borough Council, to prevent the transmission of dust to areas
             outside any part of the site.

37.   Real Time Dust Monitoring shall be in operation at all times and give
      details of total particulate levels, indicative levels of PM10, wind speed
      and wind direction as per the approved scheme. The results of the
      monitoring shall be made available to the Mineral Planning Authority.
      The data from the monitoring and computer access links to the
      monitors shall be provided to the offices of the Mineral Planning
      Authority. A monthly review of the monitoring data and the dust
      suppression measures shall be undertaken in consultation with the
      Mineral Planning Authority.

Stythe Gas

38.   The approved Stythe gas monitoring scheme shall be implemented in
      full.

Water and Drainage

39.   All water from the site to be discharged off site into any ditch, stream,
      watercourse or culvert shall be first passed through the approved
      settlement ponds unless otherwise agreed in writing with the Mineral
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40.   Throughout the continued working of the site, until final restoration,
      mud and silt shall be regularly removed from the settlement ponds to
      avoid reducing their capacity for water treatment.

41.   Facilities shall be made available in order to provide extra treatment, ie
      the addition of coagulant, to the discharge from the site effluent
      treatment system on the occasions when the discharges are causing
      visible discoloration in the receiving watercourse.

42.   Upon cessation of mineral extraction, all settlement ponds (unless to be
      retained in accordance with approved restoration plans) shall be
      emptied and filled with appropriate fry, inert material.

43.   Throughout the restoration and aftercare periods, appropriate drainage
      works shall be carried out to prevent the flooding of land within or
      outside the site or the erosion or silting up of existing channels within or
      outside the site unless restoration provides for wetland or open water
      features.

44.   Any bulk fuel/chemical storage facilities shall be suitably bunded to
      contain spillages and leaks, ie bund volume shall be at least 110% of
      the largest storage tank. Bund walls and floor shall be impermeable to
      water and oil and there shall be no drain for the removal of contained
      liquids. Any bund contents shall be bailed or pumped out under
      manual control and disposed of safely. All filling and distribution
      valves, vents and sight glasses associated with the storage tanks shall
      be located within the bunded area.

Ecology

45.   The approved Breeding Bird mitigation strategy shall be implemented
      in full to the satisfaction of the Mineral Planning Authority.

46.   The submitted Bat and Barn Owl Method Statement shall be
      implemented in full, with bat and barn owl boxes being retained in their
      approved location.

47.   The scheme protecting the trees and hedgerows to be retained shall be
      implemented in full to the satisfaction of the Mineral Planning Authority.

Archaeology

48.   The approved scheme of archaeological investigation shall be
      implemented in full subject to any variations agreed in writing by the
      Mineral Planning Authority.

Movement of Soils

49.   At least 48 hours notice shall be given to the Mineral Planning Authority
      prior to the removal of any part of perimeter topsoil or subsoil mounds.


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50.   Any topsoil or subsoil to be moved within the site shall be to a prepared
      area where the material shall be placed directly on land to be restored
      in accordance with the approved restoration scheme or shall be shaped
      and graded, to a form to the satisfaction of the Mineral Planning
      Authority, and seeded within an approved grass mixture for use in a
      subsequent restoration phase.

51.   The movement of sub- and topsoil shall only be carried out when
      weather and moisture conditions are favourable and soil conditions are
      dry and friable.

52.   All mounds shall be regularly maintained and sprayed, as necessary, to
      prevent the growth of weeds.

Site Restoration

53.   Restoration shall be carried out in complete accordance with the
      approved detailed restoration plan and accompanying specification
      dated July 2009 ref: 173/D03H.

54.   Unless the continued use of the Butterwell Disposal Point and the
      Stobswood coal haul road is authorised by a further planning
      permission, full restoration details for the disposal point and haul road
      shall be submitted to the Mineral Planning Authority no later than 1
      March 2010. The details submitted shall include for the removal of all
      buildings and plant and for restoration to agriculture and woodland
      including public access unless otherwise agreed in writing with the
      Mineral Planning Authority.

      Overburden

55.   Progressive and even respreading of overburden shall be carried out
      during and following the period of mineral extraction. The overburden
      shall be levelled and graded as to accord with the submitted restoration
      plan, or such further plan as may be agreed pursuant to condition 53 so
      that the restored site marries in with the contours of the surrounding
      land and is free from risk of ponding or erosion unless restoration
      provides for wetland or open water features.

      Subsoil

56.   On areas to be restored to subsoil, following the respreading of
      overburden to the satisfaction of the Mineral Planning Authority, the
      overburden shall be covered evenly with subsoil to a depth to be
      agreed with the Mineral Planning Authority (to be between 800 and
      900mm). The subsoil shall after replacement be rooted and scarified
      as necessary to relieve compaction and to remove boulders or stones.
      Stones or other materials which are found and which could impede
      normal agricultural or drainage operations shall be removed. Stones,


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      boulders, rocks or shale bind, where not required for use elsewhere on
      the site, as in connection with road or drainage works shall be buried
      not less than 1.5 metres below ground level. Wire, cable or rope shall
      be removed from the site.

57.   On areas to be restored to Reed Beds following the respreading of
      overburden to the satisfaction of the Mineral Planning Authority, the
      overburden shall be covered evenly with clay to a depth of 3m. The
      clay shall be stone picked to remove boulders or stones. Stones or
      other materials which are found and which could impede the purpose of
      the clay liner shall be removed. Stones, boulders, rocks or shale bind,
      where not required for use elsewhere on the site, as in connection with
      road or drainage works shall be buried not less than 1.5 metres below
      ground level elsewhere on the site. Wire, cable or rope shall be
      removed.

      Topsoils

58.   After the replacement of subsoil in accordance with condition 56 all
      available topsoil shall be spread uniformly over the area and lightly
      graded to the correct levels unless the restoration provides for wetland
      or open water areas.

59.   All operations to remove topsoil and subsoil from dump and to spread
      in accordance with conditions 56 and 58 shall be carried out only when
      the ground is sufficiently dry as may be agreed by the Mineral Planning
      Authority.

60.   The approval of the Mineral Planning Authority shall be obtained to the
      satisfactory completion of the work listed in each of conditions 55-57
      and 58-59.

61.   The site shall be restored to topsoil level on or before 30 September
      2010 in accordance with the approved detailed restoration plan (ref
      173/D03H. The trees, hedges, fences and stone walls, gates and water
      supplies planted and installed shall be planted and installed by 31
      March 2012 and thereafter be maintained to the satisfaction of the
      Mineral Planning Authority for a period of five years from the date of
      completion of restoration and this maintenance shall include the
      replacement of any trees, shrubs or hedgerow plants as requested by
      the Mineral Planning Authority.

62.   All fixed plant, machinery, buildings, access and works roads including
      the coal haul road to the Disposal Point shall be removed from the site
      within the timescale prescribed in condition 3 and their sites restored in
      accordance with the approved restoration plan required by condition 54
      or such further plan as may be agreed by the MPA.

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63.   Prior to the commencement of development a Strategy for the
      Aftercare of the site shall be submitted to and agreed in writing by the
      Mineral Planning Authority. The strategy shall identify the broad
      measures to be taken in the period immediately following completion of
      progressive land restoration of all parts of the site for which an
      agricultural use is intended. The approved strategy shall then be
      implemented in full to the satisfaction of the Minerals Planning Authority
      from the commencement of the aftercare period on any part of the site.

64.   (a) The Agricultural Aftercare Period shall extend for a period of 5 years
      effective management from the date of final topsoil restoration for the
      whole site.

      (b) The Aftercare Period for all areas of existing hedge and woodland
      planting and all new woodland and hedge planting shall be extended to
      10 years from the commencement of aftercare.

      (c) The wetland conservation areas within the North Stobswood
      extension shall be subject to a 15 years period from the
      commencement of aftercare.

65.   Following the completion of restoration on any part of the site intended
      for an agricultural after use, that land shall be put under effective
      management in accordance with the strategy approved under condition
      63 and the following Aftercare Conditions (or any more detailed
      scheme submitted and approved during the aftercare period).

Annual Review

66.   Before 30 September of every year during the Aftercare Period, and
      not less than four weeks prior to the Annual Review Meeting, a report
      in accordance with current MPG 7 guidelines (or as amended) shall be
      submitted and approved in writing by the Minerals Planning Authority,
      recording the operations carried out on the land since the date of
      restoration, or previous aftercare meeting, and setting out the intended
      operations for the next 12 months. The report shall also be submitted to
      Natural England and other interested parties as specified by the
      Minerals Planning Authority.

67.   Before 30 November of every year during the Aftercare Period, the
      developer shall arrange to attend a site meeting with the MPA and
      Defra on a mutually agreed date to discuss the report prepared in
      accordance with Condition 118, and to which the following parties shall
      also be invited:

      (a)    All owners and occupiers of land within the site, and
      (b)    Representatives of other statutory bodies as appropriate.

68.   The developer shall arrange additional aftercare meetings as required
      by the MPA.


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      Cultivation after Replacement of Topsoil

69.   As soon as the ground is sufficiently dry following the satisfactory
      replacement of topsoil, the land shall be subsoiled, using an agricultural
      winged tine subsoiler, operating at a depth and tine spacing agreed
      beforehand with the MPA. Any exposed stones larger than 100mm in
      any dimension, together with other objects liable to obstruct future
      cultivations, shall be removed from the site.

70.   Following compliance with Condition 69, the land shall be cultivated to
      prepare a seedbed suitable for the sowing of grass seeds.

71.   As soon as practicable following compliance with Conditions 69 and 70,
      and no later than the end of September, the land shall be sown with a
      short-term grass seed mixture, the basis of which shall be perennial
      ryegrass and red clover. Details of the mixture including species and
      seed rate shall be submitted to and agreed in writing by the MPA
      before sowing takes place.


72.   Where adverse weather conditions or other delays prevent compliance
      with Condition 71, alternative treatment of the restored soils, to stabilise
      these over the winter period shall be agreed in writing by the MPA (in
      consultation with Natural England).

      Provision of Surface Features

73.   Once the development authorised by this permission has commenced,
      the site shall thereafter be restored in accordance with the approved
      Restoration Plan.

      From the date of aftercare commencement on any part of the site:

      a)     The installation of water supplies for livestock, and the erection
             of stock-proof fences and gates shall be completed within 12
             months and;

      b)     Stone walls and access tracks shall be completed within 24
             months (and prior to the commencement of under drainage
             installation) and;

      c)     Hedges and trees shall be planted within the first available
             season (which runs between 1st November and 31st March),
             following restoration.

74.   The above works shall be carried out in accordance with the approved
      aftercare strategy and the scheme set out in the annual aftercare
      report, (or otherwise approved by the MPA with a minimum of 4 weeks
      prior notice).


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75.   The MPA shall be given 7 days notice, prior to the commencement of
      the above works, and notified of their completion.

      Drainage

76.   Following the completion of each phase of restoration, surface
      drainage works (including watercourses, field boundary ditches, and
      surface grips) shall be installed, as soon as practicable, to intercept
      run-off, prevent erosion, and avoid flooding of the land.

77.   During each calendar year, such drainage works shall be completed
      prior to the end of September, and maintained or improved as
      necessary throughout the aftercare period.

78.   A comprehensive under drainage system, conforming to the normal
      design criteria for restored land, and in accordance with a scheme to
      be approved in writing beforehand by the MPA (in consultation with
      Natural England), shall be installed on all land intended for an improved
      agricultural after use, at a time to be agreed no earlier than the first
      annual aftercare meeting, and no later than 24 months following the
      commencement of the Aftercare Period.

79.   At least 7 days‟ notice of the intention to carry out the approved under
      drainage shall be given to the MPA, such works to proceed only subject
      to their approval.

80.   Within 3 months following the installation of the approved under
      drainage, copies of the final drainage record plan shall be forwarded to
      the MPA and Natural England.

      Cultivation after Installation of Field Drainage

81.   As soon as the ground is sufficiently dry after compliance with
      Condition 78, the land shall be subsoiled, using an agricultural winged
      tine subsoiler, operating at a depth and tine spacing agreed beforehand
      with the MPA.

82.   Following compliance with Condition 81, the land shall be worked to
      prepare a seedbed suitable for the sowing of grass seeds.

83.   During the operations required under Conditions 81 and 82, any
      exposed stones larger than 100mm in any dimension, together with
      other objects liable to obstruct future cultivation, shall be removed from
      the land.

84.   By no later than the end of August, and following compliance with
      Condition 83, the agricultural land shall be sown with a long-term grass
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      clover. Details of the mixture including species and seed rate shall be
      agreed with the MPA before sowing commences.

      Establishment and Maintenance of Grass Sward

85.   During the Aftercare Period the following shall be carried out:

      a)     The soil to be tested annually with fertiliser and lime applied in
             accordance with good agricultural practice, and at a rate
             targeted to achieve the following nutrient levels under the Index
             System described in Defra (MAFF) Reference Book 209
             “Fertiliser Recommendations”.

             Potash        -      Index 2
             Phosphate     -      Index 2
             pH            -      6.0

      b)     Reseeding any areas where a grass sward fails to become well
             established, with approved species mixture.

      c)     The grass sward to be reduced to 50-100mm in length, by
             cutting or grazing, before the end of October during each year of
             aftercare.

      d)     The condition of the grass sward to be inspected annually, with
             appropriate measures taken to control weed infestation.

      e)     No vehicles, (with the exception of low ground pressure types
             required for approved agricultural work), machinery or livestock
             shall be permitted on the land during the months of November,
             December, January, February and March, without the prior
             consent of the MPA.

      Conservation and/or amenity areas

86.   A detailed specification including a modified programme of cultivation,
      seeding, fertilising and cutting shall be separately agreed with the MPA,
      prior to the commencement of the Aftercare Period, for any approved
      conservation and/or amenity areas.

      Maintenance of hedges and trees

87.   Hedges and trees planted in accordance with Condition 73 shall be
      maintained during the Aftercare Period in accordance with good
      woodland and/or agricultural practice, such maintenance to include the
      following:-

      a)     The early replacement of all dead, damaged or diseased plants.




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      b)       Weeding early in each growing season, and as necessary
               thereafter to prevent the growth of plants being retarded.

      c)       Maintaining any fences around planted areas in a stock proof
               condition.

      d)       Appropriate measures to combat all pests and/or diseases which
               significantly reduce the viability of the planting scheme.

      Completion of Aftercare

88.   No later than 6 months prior to the target date for completion of
      aftercare, the developer shall prepare a report on the Physical
      Characteristics for the site, and incorporating proposals to demonstrate
      to the satisfaction of the MPA (in consultation with Natural England),
      that by the end of the Aftercare Period, these will be restored, so far as
      it is practicable to do so, to what they were when the land was last
      used for agriculture.

89.   The period of agricultural aftercare shall be deemed to have been
      successfully completed following a period of 5 years effective
      management, (including compliance with Condition 88) as confirmed in
      writing by the MPA.

90.   Notwithstanding the preceding Conditions, no stripping, movement,
      replacement or cultivation of topsoils or subsoils shall be carried out
      during the months of October - March inclusive, without the prior
      consent of, by methods and for a period agreed with, the MPA.

91.   All works carried out on, or affecting agricultural land, during the site
      working restoration and aftercare phases shall be conducted in
      accordance with the Code of Good Agricultural Practice, unless
      otherwise modified by the foregoing Conditions.

Reason(s)

1.         To enable the Mineral Planning Authority to monitor the development
           (policy SM1 of the Northumberland Minerals Local Plan).
2.         To ensure that the development is carried out in accordance with the
           approved details (policy SM1 of the Northumberland Minerals Local
           Plan).
3.         To ensure that the development is completed and the site is restored
           within a reasonable timescale (policies SM1 and R1 of the
           Northumberland Minerals Local Plan).
4.         To assist local people in making contact with the operator and the
           Mineral Planning Authority (policies SM1 and EP19 of the
           Northumberland Minerals Local Plan).
5.         To assist the operator and site personnel in being aware of the terms
           of the planning permission (policy SM1 of the Northumberland
           Minerals Local Plan).


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6.      To act as a forum for the discussion of issues relating to the
        operation of the site (policies SM1 and EP19 of the Northumberland
        Minerals Local Plan).
7,8,21, In the interests of the amenity and safety of local residents (policies
38      SM1 and EP19 of the Northumberland Minerals Local Plan).
9-15    In the interests of highway safety In the interests of the amenity and
         safety of local residents (policies SM1 and EP19 of the
         Northumberland Minerals Local Plan).
16-20 In the interests of the protection of the East Coast Main Line Railway
         (policy SM1 of the Northumberland Minerals Local Plan).
39-44 In the interests of the amenity of the area and to prevent pollution of
        watercourses (policies SM1 of the Northumberland Minerals Local
        Plan).
45-47 To safeguard protected species and their habitats and to protect the
        amenity of the local area (policies SM1 and EP19 of the
        Northumberland Minerals Local Plan).
48      In the interests of the archaeology of the area (policy SM1 of the
        Northumberland Minerals Local Plan).
49-62 In the interests of the satisfactory restoration of the site (policies SM1
         and R1 of the Northumberland Minerals Local Plan).
63-91 In the interests of the satisfactory restoration and aftercare of the site
         (Policy SM1 and EP19 of the Northumberland Minerals Local Plan)


      Background papers:
      For further information contact Sue Birnie on (01670) 534050
      Development Management File 09/00119/CCD




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