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23/03/2018

Appeal: Javid blocks controversial coal mine on environmental grounds

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Sajid Javid has overruled his inspector’s recommendation to block the extraction of three million tonnes of coal in Northumberland on environmental grounds, after receiving a petition against the scheme signed by almost 20,000 people.

The plans, submitted by Banks Mining, would have seen the extraction of three million tonnes of coal, fireclay and sandstone over a period of five years, with a further two years allowed for preparation and restoration work. The appellant suggested that the scheme would generate 100 new jobs and boost the local economy by £87million.

After Northumberland County Council indicated tha.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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