Druridge Bay: Sajid Javid refuses coal mine planning permission citing climate concerns. The government has today refused planning permission for the proposed open cast coal at Druridge Bay in Northumberland, citing concerns over landscape and climate impacts from the controversial development. In a major victory for environmental campaigners, Communities Secretary Sajid Javid today overturned the previous planning permission granted in 2016 by Northumberland County Council, declaring that he disagreed with the planning inspectors’ conclusions and recommendations.
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The government has rejected plans for an opencast coal mine in Northumberland on the grounds that it would exacerbate climate change. Eighteen months after Sajid Javid first took responsibility for a planning decision for a new coal mine at Highthorn, the communities secretary said he had concluded the project should not go ahead. Environmental lawyers ClientEarth said the decision was the first time the UK government had rejected a planning application citing climate change as the reason.
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