How surface mining can build back better for communities

A modern approach to restoration is helping Northumberland not just cover over its mining past but provide communities with improved, multifunctional landscapes that offer many benefits. Ben Siddle reports

by Ben Siddle
The Delhi project aimed to restore the 18th century style parkland with improved drainage and soil. Photograph: Banks Mining
The Delhi project aimed to restore the 18th century style parkland with improved drainage and soil. Photograph: Banks Mining

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