Local residents in North Warwickshire are rejoicing today after a planning appeal to build on the former Daw Mill Colliery site wasrejected.
Speaking after the decision, Labour Group Leader, Cllr Adam Farrell said;
“This is fantastic news for North Warwickshire. We have a proud history of providing jobs in this Borough, particularly on former colliery sites but this application was in the wrong place and would have caused huge disruption to local residents.
“This result is testament to the work of local people who raised money to fight the appeal and to the town and parish councils and LAWRAG who spearheaded the campaign. In particular our thanks must go to Phil Mason, Ross Jones and Graham Stirrop who have fought this proposal for a number of years and for whom North Warwickshire owe a great deal of gratitude to.
“We must now keep up the fight to ensure Daw Mill is restored as promised when the mine opened