Enhancements and Offsetting

Significant funding for environmental schemes through our Section 106 agreement with North York Moors National Park Authority have been made as part of Woodsmith Mine’s planning permission. Over the 100-year life of the mine this will amount to £175 million, including:

  • £60 million for local landscape and ecology projects.

  • £70 million for a 7,000 hectare tree planting programme, which will offset carbon emissions and enhance the character and landscape of the National Park.

In 2017 we contributed funding of over £200,000 to the National Park for landscape and ecology projects in the local area, including improvements to Old St. Stephens Church in Fylingthorpe, upgrading the Coast to Coast Walk, and path restoration at Boggle Hole and Lyke Wake Walk.

It also marked the beginning of a tree planting programme across the National Park that will involve planting over 10 million trees. In addition to offsetting carbon emissions, this will create more diverse wildlife habitats.

Top left: Fencing works in Rosedale, Bottom left: Bank Top Mine Discharge, Top right: Lyke Wake Walk, Centre right; Esk Valley Railway, Bottom right; Coast to Coast Boardwalks.
Above: Sirius staff join volunteers at Little Beck, near Whitby, to carry out access works along the famous ‘coast-to-coast’ path.

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