Deep coal mining returns to UK after council gives go-ahead

Planning permission for a £165m coal mine on the site of an old chemical works has been signed off by Cumbria County Council, which would make it the UK’s only deep coal mine, once built.

by James Agyepong-Parsons
Whitehaven from the air. The Woodhouse Colliery will be built between Whitehaven and the St Bees Coast in Cumbria after it was granted planning permission yesterday. Thomas Nugent/Geograph
Whitehaven from the air. The Woodhouse Colliery will be built between Whitehaven and the St Bees Coast in Cumbria after it was granted planning permission yesterday. Thomas Nugent/Geograph

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