Programme

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10.00 – 12.00  Visit of the Wakefield region lead by Mr. James Stephenson

Visit of several former colliery sites

  • Prince of Wales colliery - housing
  • Glasshoughton colliery - Xscape/Freeport – retail/leisure joint Venture with Waystone
  • Frickley Colliery - now a country park - green open space
  • Langthwaite Colliery - industrial estate
  • M62 corridor (logistics and former coal fired power stations)

12.00 – 13.00  Lunch break

13.00 – 15.00  Round table meeting on UK coal regions in transition

Moderator: Ms. Lucie Studničná, EESC - CCMI

  • Mr. Steve Fothergill, National Director, Industrial Communities Alliance, Professor, CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Mr. Alan Carter, Director of Portfolio Management, The Land Trust
  • Mr. Tom Stannard, Director of Regeneration, Wakefield City Council

15.00 – 15.50  Discussion

15.50 – 16.00  Conclusions by Ms. Lucie Studničná, EESC - CCMI