UK Government sinks plan for new coal mine in England

15/09/2020 09:06 Coal


The Government of UK has refused to allow an open cast coal mine being developed in northeastern England.

The Government of UK has refused to allow an open cast coal mine being developed in northeastern England to go ahead.


UK Housing, Communities and Local Government minister Robert Jenrick said the proposal was not environmentally acceptable.


In 2016, Northumberland County Council agreed that mine developer The Banks Group could extract around three million tonnes (Mt) of coal by cutting an open cast mine near Druridge Bay in Highthorn.


According to Reuters, former minister Sajid Javid rejected the application of the coal mine development in 2018 following public consultation.


However, this decision was later challenged in the high court and returned for “further consideration”.


In a recent document, the government said that the proposed development is not likely to provide any local, national, or community benefits.


In a statement, Friends of the Earth climate campaigner Tony Bosworth said: “With the world staring at catastrophic climate change, this is the right decision.”


Banks Group’s Mining executive director Gavin Styles said that the decision by the government was extremely disappointed.

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