Opencast plan not acceptable

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Sir,

I hope Nottinghamshire County Council take the view that this is not an acceptable proposal.

While I am sensitive to the need for jobs locally, we should not now be considering measures which will undoubtedly cause air pollution through the mining activity and considerable increase in heavy traffic.

The residents of Cossall, Awsworth and Trowell do not need this intrusion and the subsequent air pollution.

It is known that asthma cases amongst children rise where there is open cast mining, for example and chest issues for the elderly will also be exacerbated.

We need to develop energy from alternative sources, not from coal.

Whatever way you look at this it is not a positive proposal.

Philip Hood,

Green Party