Opencast coal extraction complies with national policy, inspector decides

An inspector has held that the extraction of 514,000 tonnes of coal and 83,000 tonnes of fireclay from a site in County Durham was supported by national policy even though it would have a significant adverse impact on the landscape in the medium term.

200-004-491 (Image Credit: Signet Planning)
200-004-491 (Image Credit: Signet Planning)

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