Associate and commercial and transactional planning law expert Nick Gholkar assisted two landowners with the application for mineral extracting and auger mining
at Druridge Bay on the Northumberland coast, and advised Darlington Borough Council - in its capacity as landowner - on a garden village development near Darlington town centre.
in the mid-1940s with auger mining. However, it is only recently that interest in the technique has been shown by coal miners elsewhere.
Also, compared with auger mining where a fixed height is cut, it offers a variable mining height.
Auger mining systems have been gradually improved over the last 50 years and according to Salem Tool auger mining remains one of the lowest cost systems of coal recovery, showing some of the highest industry man-hour production.