Cumbria coal mine plans set for final sign-off

West Cumbria Mining has said it is "delighted" that the government has "agreed" with Cumbria County Council's decision to approve its planning application for a deep coal mine in Whitehaven.

by Maxine Perella
Whitehaven mine may produce up to three million tonnes of coal every year until 2049. Photograph: West Cumbria Mining
Whitehaven mine may produce up to three million tonnes of coal every year until 2049. Photograph: West Cumbria Mining

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