Revised plans for turning the former Daw Mill Colliery in north Warwickshire into a 'low-density rail hub' have been revealed.
The site would be used by a company related to the rail industry to manufacture goods and then distribute them, using trains to carry products to and from the site.
Harworth Estates, the company planning to redevelop the site, revised their planning application after community groups, local residents and councillors expressed their views on the plans.
Changes to the planned development include:
- Reducing the size of the overall built development by nearly two-thirds to 265,000 sq ft
- Cutting the proposed amount of traffic to and from the site
- Reducing the number of HGV movements to around 50 per day
Harworth is holding an open public consultation event on Tuesday 14 July from 5.00pm-8.00pm at Nether Whitacre Village Hall, Station Road, where it will reveal plans in more detail.
It is one year since the fire that led to the closure of the country's largest coal mine.
A blaze swept through Daw Mill Colliery in Ansley in February 2013 and left more than 600 miners without a job. Daw Mill was one of the last deep coal mines in the country. Its thought the site could now be turned into a heritage centre
UK Coal has confirmed it has gone into administration with 350 jobs lost following the fire at the Daw Mill Colliery, Warwickshire, in March.
UK Coals says it has managed to save around 2,000 jobs
UK Coal Mine Holdings Ltd and UK Coal Operations Ltd have both today gone into administration.
UK Coal has told ITV Central it is confident Thoresby Colliery in Nottinghamshire is still viable. The company has lost more than £200 million in a fire at another pit.
And it is talking to the government about what help it can give to make sure UK Coal survives.
Commenting on the future of UK Coal a Department of Energy and Climate Change spokesman said:
Britain's largest coal mining firm is calling on the government for financial support, following the underground fire at Daw Mill which has left the pit and workforce redundant.
Parts of UK Coal may return to public ownership under plans being discussed by ministers that would protect some, or all, of the company's ailing pension scheme.
The underground blaze at Daw Mill in Warwickshire, has resulted in 650 miners being put out of work. The damage has cost UK Coal £160million in lost coal and a further £100million in equipment losses.
Andrew Mcintosh, spokesperson for UK Coal, said a third of the company's business was affected by the fire at Daw Mill, which is still burning.
Former miners from Daw Mill Colliery in Warwickshire are holding a reunion - six weeks after the mine closed.
More than 100 former miners will hold their first annual gathering since the pit closed at the start of March following an undergound fire.
The Conservative MP for Nuneaton, Marcus Jones, has today asked the government for employment support following the loss of 650 jobs at the Daw Mill Colliery in Warwickshire.
UK Coal announced earlier this month that the colliery would have to close after a ferocious underground fire made operations unfeasible.
The workforce has been made redundant because of the blaze.
Miners at Daw Mill Colliery last night got the news they have been dreading, the pit is to close. It is one of the last deep coal mines in the country, but has been under threat of closure for some years.
A fire at the coal face, which began two weeks ago and is still burning has now put paid to any hopes it might survive, as Callum Watkinson reports.
Daw Mill Colliery has enough coal to keep it mining for another 25 years but the fire that is still burning 740m deep under ground has forced it to close.