9 Feb 2021

Cumbria coal mine planning application to be reconsidered

Chief Correspondent

Cumbria County Council has said it will reconsider plans to build a coal mine near the site of a disused colliery near Whitehaven.

Last month government ministers refused to reverse the county council’s approval of the mine for coal for steel production. Scientists and environmentalists said approving the mine undermined the UK’s efforts to combat climate change.