Britain blocks plans for new coal mine in northeast England
Mining News Pro - The British government has refused to allow a new open cast coal mine to be built in northeastern England, the Minister for Housing, Communities and Local Government Robert Jenrick said.
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Northumberland County Council agreed in 2016 that developer The Banks Group could extract three-million tonnes of coal by cutting an opencast, or surface mine, near Druridge Bay, Highthorn.

Former Minister Sajid Javid rejected the application in 2018 following a public inquiry, but this decision was challenged by in the high court.

Jenrick said he found the proposal was not environmentally acceptable.


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