Cumbrian coal mine decision expected in July

Secretary of state Michael Gove is expected to make a decision by 7 July on whether plans for Woodhouse Colliery, a deep coal mine near Whitehaven on the Cumbrian coast, will go ahead.

by Maxine Perella
West Cumbria Mining wants to develop a deep sea coal mine at the former Woodhouse Colliery site near Whitehaven. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
West Cumbria Mining wants to develop a deep sea coal mine at the former Woodhouse Colliery site near Whitehaven. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

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