Cumbria County Council would be responsible for causing many thousands of climate deaths ( and millions of radiation related deaths should the mine cause seismic impacts at Sellafield)
You can still write to oppose this plan until the Planning Meeting on 19th March – email
This is from South Lakes Action on Climate Change – Bravo!
Dear Rachel Brophy,
Re: Application ref 4/17/9007 by West Cumbria Mining Ltd re proposed coal mine at Whitehaven
Last week’s High Court judgement: A pro-fossil fuel Paragraph in the 2018 NPPF is effectively illegal.
I am writing on behalf of South Lakes Action on Climate Change to make Planning Officers aware of a High Court Judgement which effectively makes illegal a paragraph in the ‘Oil, gas and coal exploration and extraction’ section of the 2018 NPPF, which has important implications as regards how climate change impacts should be considered as a planning consideration at local government level. We at SLACCtt most strongly advise that this ruling and their implications are given urgent and priority attention by the Planning Officers…
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