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Opencast Mining: County Durham

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 27th June 2018.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Co-Leader of the Green Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether any errors were made in the appeal decision on planning permission for the proposed Bradley open-cast coal mine in County Durham.

Photo of Dominic Raab Dominic Raab Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Planning permission for Bradley open cast coal mine was granted on appeal by an independent Planning Inspector on 3 June 2015 following a public inquiry. No legal challenge to the decision was made and no other representations were received during the statutory challenge period pointing to errors in the decision.

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