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'

by Jamie Carpenter
Climate change and impacts on the natural environment head up issues for the forthcoming Druridge Bay opencast coal public inquiry. Photograph: Duncan Andison / 123RF
Climate change and impacts on the natural environment head up issues for the forthcoming Druridge Bay opencast coal public inquiry. Photograph: Duncan Andison / 123RF

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