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British government refuses new coal mine in Northeast England

The British government has refused to allow a new open cast coal mine to be built in northeastern England, the minister for local government said on Friday.


Reuters United Kingdom
Updated: 23-03-2018 16:07 IST
British government refuses new coal mine in Northeast England

However, minister Sajid Javid rejected the application on Friday following a public inquiry, government documents show. (Image Credit: Geograph)

The British government has refused to allow a new open cast coal mine to be built in northeastern England, the minister for local government said on Friday.

Northumberland County Council agreed last year that developer The Banks Group could extract 3 million tonnes of coal by cutting an open cast, or surface mine, near Druridge Bay, Highthorn.

However, minister Sajid Javid rejected the application on Friday following a public inquiry, government documents show.

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COUNTRY : United Kingdom

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