Stythe


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n.1.(Mining) Choke damp.
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Among the main concerns were fears the building of the homes, on what is former mining land, would result in the release of stythe gas, which has resulted in fatalities in the UK.
It is understood that the now defunct Blyth Valley Council rejected two planning applications for the town because of the stythe issue.
Persimmon and Bellway Homes authorised research to establish whether stythe - also known as black damp - is present at the proposed housing site at Cramlington in suffi-cient quantities to endanger public health.
Persimmon and Bellway Homes have declined to tell local people about the outcome of a study into whether stythe - also known as black damp - could endanger public health at their site at Cramlington, Northumberland.
Persimmon and Bellway Homes have declined to tell local people and The Journal about the outcome of a study into whether stythe, also known as black damp, could endanger public health at their site at Cramlington.
One of their biggest concerns is that the development will increase the risk of stythe gas seeping out of old mineworkings under the town and into people's homes.
Old underground mine workings in Cramlington mean the area is at risk of stythe gas seeping to the surface and into houses under certain weather and atmospheric conditions.