Coal mine gets green light

Northumberland County Council has approved plans for a surface mine near Druridge Bay.

Banks Mining wants to extract around three million tonnes of coal, sandstone and fireclay over five years from the opencast mine, on the coast between Widdrington and Druridge Bay.

Plans include restoring the site when mining ends. Councillors said they were ‘minded to approve’ the application. Their decision will now be ...

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