Durham coal mine expansion refused against recommendation for approval

Durham County Council has refused plans for an extension to an existing surface coal mine, contrary to a recommendation from planners who advised that the landscape impacts of the proposals would be acceptable and that impacts on residential amenity could be mitigated.

by Michael Donnelly
Countryside outside Consett, County Durham (pic:  Draco2008, Flickr)
Countryside outside Consett, County Durham (pic: Draco2008, Flickr)

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