Northumberland coal mine plan refused by secretary of state for second time

Secretary of state Robert Jenrick has refused long-awaited plans for an opencast coal mine at Highthorn, Northumberland, overruling a planning inspector's earlier recommendation for approval.

by Gavin McEwan
Banks Mining's North Dinnington surface mine - image: Peter Maddison / geograph (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Banks Mining's North Dinnington surface mine - image: Peter Maddison / geograph (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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