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Druridge Bay Coal Mine Decision Delayed

Coal News - Published on Tue, 18 Jun 2019

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Chronicle Live reported that a final decision on embattled plans to dig an opencast mine on the Northumberland coast have been delayed again, as the Government deliberates over the UK's need for coal. The Banks Group has been fighting to open a mine at Highthorn, near Druridge Bay, since 2016, when it was granted planning permission by Northumberland County Council. But the decision was 'called in' by then-communities secretary Mr Sajid Javid, who ruled against the plan on the grounds of its impact on climate change and damage to the landscape.

However, a High Court challenge allowed the company to re-apply to Government for permission, but the final decision, expected, has once again been delayed. The delay also covers the Bradley mine in Pont Valley, Durham, which is already in operation.

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Posted By : Sanju Moirangthem on Tue, 18 Jun 2019
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