Government delays controversial coal mine decision

Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has temporarily blocked the development of a deep sea Cumbria coal mine while he decides whether to call in the application for determination or hand the decision back to the council.

by James Agyepong-Parsons
The Whitehaven coalfield will extend 400 metres below the ground and sea, covering around 20,000 hectares. Photograph: West Cumbria Mining
The Whitehaven coalfield will extend 400 metres below the ground and sea, covering around 20,000 hectares. Photograph: West Cumbria Mining

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