Last chance for Lawrence protests

Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry is urging residents opposed to open cast mining plans in countryside known as ‘Lawrence land’ to get last minute protests in.

The deadline for submissions against the planning application at Shortwood Farm is February 11.

The land lies between Trowell and Cossall and is written about in several DH Lawrence novels.

Ms Soubry said the mining would cause noise and dust pollution and affect roads and infrastructure.

To read and comment on the planning application, please go to