Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry hass sent a 1,200 signature petition to Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles.
Trowell Parish Council organised the petition in opposition to an open cast mine at Shortwood Farm.
Anna said: “This petition goes to show the considerable local opposition to the proposed open cast site.
“I have already met with the Secretary of State in January after having written to him last year requesting that he “call-in” the application, a decision he is due to make by the end of the month.
“I have asked that he take this petition into consideration when making his decision.”
Villagers rallied round to collect the signatures following Nottinghamshire County Council’s decision in December to allow UK Coal to begin open cast mining at Shortwood Farm, a 325 acre site of Green Belt land between Trowell and Cossall.
In the letter accompanying the petition, Anna wrote: “I am fully supportive of my constituents who have signed this petition and I trust that you are able to gauge the considerable local opposition to the proposed open cast site.”