Cumbria County Council ‘Put on Notice’

Our separate campaign to Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole has the support of top lawyers Leigh Day who have sent a letter to Cumbria County Council putting them ‘on notice’ that their decision, if they do not reconsider, is very likely to lead to legal action.. Although the letter focusses on climate impacts, we are very mindful that this mine is just five miles from Sellafield and that (and the many implications of that) is the driving force behind our opposition.

Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole

The following was sent out to press last week.  If anyone spots anything at all in the press about this could you please let us know on the ‘contact us’ page. Many thanks!
CUMBRIA COUNTY COUNCIL ‘PUT ON NOTICE’ OVER THEIR APPROVAL OF THE FIRST DEEP COAL MINE IN THE UK IN 30 YEARS
Campaigners battling to stop the first deep coal mine in the UK in 30 years have issued a warning to Cumbria County Council that their unanimous vote of approval on 19th March 2019 could be the focus of a legal challenge.
The letter issued by top environmental lawyers Leigh Day acting on behalf of Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole puts the Council on notice that there is a “serious risk of legal challenge.”
In March Cumbria County Council’s Development Control and Regulation Committee resolved that planning permission should be granted for a major new underground metallurgical coal mine…

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