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Appeal: Javid blocks regeneration of UK’s largest former coal mine

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Redevelopment plans for Daw Mill Colliery in Warwickshire to create 25,000 square metres of industrial space and a rail distribution depot have been blocked by communities secretary Sajid Javid, who cited unacceptable harm to the green belt.

The 32-hectare appeal site comprises the former operational land of the Daw Mill Colliery, which was Britain’s biggest coal producer. After a major underground fire in February 2013, the mine was permanently closed, resulting in the loss of 650 jobs. The Birmingham to Nuneaton railway line .....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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