Judge quashes opencast mine planning refusal

The High Court has quashed former communities secretary Sajid Javid’s decision to refuse permission for controversial proposals to extract coal from a 250-hectare site in Northumberland on climate change grounds, finding the minister's reasoning to be 'significantly inadequate'

Druridge Bay
Druridge Bay, Northumberland

The High Court has quashed former communities secretary Sajid Javid’s decision to refuse permission for controversial proposals to extract coal from a 250-hectare site in Northumberland on climate change grounds, finding the minister's reasoning to be "significantly inadequate".

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