Cumbrian coal mine decision delayed

Barry White

A decision on whether to approve the UK’s first deep coal mine for 30 years will now be made on or before 17 August. A government decision on the controversial coking coal mine near Whitehaven, Cumbria, was due last week with Communities Secretary Michael Gove set to make the announcement on Wednesday. He was sacked by the Boris Johnson ‘for disloyalty’ after telling the prime minister to quit earlier in the day.

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Council declares climate emergency years after its neighbours

Stuart Minting Craven Herald 7 July 2022.

After repeated challenges over the speed and scale of its carbon cutting actions, North Yorkshire County Council has made a U-turn to declare a climate change emergency, several years after Craven District Council. In a move which was notably not accompanied by the issuing of a press release, North Yorkshire County Council’s executive agreed the authority would be immediately adopting climate emergency, following in the footsteps of several hundred British councils.

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Cumbria decision now delayed

Mark Robinson
Campaigns Officer CPRE –  The countryside charity

Amid all the flurry of news today in parliament, it slipped out that a decision on the Cumbria coal mine has been delayed . Since then, the delay has been confirmed by the planning inspector, though they haven’t given a date for when we can expect a decision.  As frustrating as it is that the decision has been kicked down the road, the CPRE is not giving up now.

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