OPENCAST: Let’s have an opinion poll

The idea of strip mining in beautiful Druridge Bay, within yards of a Site of Scientific Interest, and damaging our £750million tourism economy, is bad enough.

Now we learn at a public meeting that we would all, in effect, be subsidising the mining company’s profits since the multi-million preparation costs of moving power lines and sewage works will be met from our utility bills.

Enough is enough: no say, no pay.

To coincide with the miner’s planning application just going in, please can the Gazette organise a poll of local opinion?

Do we want this abomination, and do we want to pay for it?

Dudley George,

Upper Howick Street,