Legal challenge to Whitehaven coalmine

South Lakes Action on Climate Change Group (SLACC) has given notice to the Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick that it intends to seek a legal challenge of his controversial decision to allow a new deep coalmine in the west of the county to go ahead. Legal representatives acting on behalf of the group have written to his office to notify him of the group’s intention to contest the minister’s “ongoing refusal” to call in the mining plans.

The pre-action protocol letter states that, if the minister does not respond to the group’s arguments by 4 March, the campaigners will file for judicial review proceedings.

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